- Contact Sync BETA Released (FAQ Help Document)
One of the most common questions we get from companies migrating from Exchange to Google Apps is:
How do my users share contacts with each other in Gmail like they use too in Outlook?
Our team has been hard at work to deliver the ability to sync a group of contacts from a single users Gmail contacts to any number of destination users Gmail contacts in the domain.
What is contact sharing in Gmail / gPanel?
When you use Gmail with gPanel administration added to the domain, contacts can be shared between people. You can create any number of contact groups and choose which of those groups to share. For example, you can create a contacts group for a specific project and share it with your coworkers.
Bob has a group of personal contacts in his Gmail account called “Sales”. He wants to share them with the other members of the Sales team. Now a gPanel admin has the ability to go into gPanel and create a Contact Sync job that will sync Bob’s personal group of Sales Gmail contacts to the other members of the Sales team or any other domain user specified in the sync job.
When the other Sales team members log into their Gmail accounts and go to their contacts they will see a new group called “Sales” with contacts in it that they can browse and use. These will also be available in type-ahead, contacts search, mobile devices and Google Outlook Sync. Any changes (create, delete, or modify) that Bob makes will be sync’d to the Sales team members contacts at night. The update sync runs once a day at 1:30 AM EST. When the sync job is initially created it will sync the contacts immediately.
For more information on how to sync contacts using gPanel visit our Help Documentation
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