Improve "add members" to team
You have to add each member one by one in a team. It would be nice if it could be a grouping option to add multiple users with the same type of permissions (as if I insert a list of people with any delimiter, then check for names and click add) or import users from .csv / .xlsx file (users with roles).
Thank you so much for this feedback. I was actually sitting with a user yesterday who was struggling to add users to a channel because she was typing in names one by one, which is a normal inclination. I showed her that she can put any distribution list into the field (for example, email@example.com) and it would invite everyone who is on that email address. Try it out and let me know if you have any more questions. I’ve also routed this feedback to design so they can implement a sign or something to show people that they can do this.
Thank you for helping us make Teams awesome!
Jo Hulbert commented
We need to be able to manage channel members via distribution lists, if not this is a significant administrative burden. We have a reasonable sized department of over 440 people and are looking to have 40+ channels. Managing each individual name in each channel is a nightmare!
Alex Morales commented
Suphatra, we need to have a way to keep in Sync the members of AD Group with a Team members. We can set a dynamic AD group but this should reflect in Teams.
Shaun Emmons commented
Yes this is still an issue. Only way to do it is through PowerShell. Most users won’t be able to or even have access to do this.
Ron Grzywacz commented
I can “bulk add” users to Teams via the Groups section in Outlook. I took a list of 3 user aliases, separated by semi-colon and pasted them into the add member dialog, and it added all 3 at once. Open the group, select the Group Settings section and choose “add members”. They all resolved and added.
Fernando Coelho commented
Hello, I understand your approach, but if i want to add, let's say 20 ou 30 invited members to colaborate, i still have to use their email address one by one because theu are not on my domain.
Gary Cunningham commented
Microsoft, you want us to use Teams in the Enterprise, but you don't give us an easy way to add members and guests. Let's see, we would need over 100 teams with subsets of 13,000 guest members varying from 5 to 300+ per team, and always lots of changes throughout the year. Enter them one at a time? Not gonna happen. A show stopper for any serious consideration of using Teams. Let us import a list without sending notifications of each and every change. And no, my campus admins are not going to create distribution lists for our many needs.
It would be very helpful if I could download a roster of team members into an Excel or CSV file. I'm working as support for summer school, so I didn't make the teams. I do need to have a list of members though, and there's no way to get that easily.
Wow I actually thought I had gone crazy because I could not find a way to add 100 people into a team at once. It seems like such an easy solution either by ";" separation, excel or csv file, etc. I can't believe this is not a feature on MS Teams and this initial suggestion was posted 3 years ago. I wouldn't use MS Teams if I did not have to but my work is now requiring it. Some people work for very large organizations so just using a @company.com is not a work around. Why hasn't a real solution been made yet?
This is not a solution... still needs fixing...
It's a simple task, email id is the unique id to differentiate the users, if a user wants to create a team with bulk attendees then by uploading an attachment which contains email id will be matched with teams database and those matching email id users will be added to the channel. non-matched email ids will be highlighted. Microsoft can do within 10 minutes its not a tough task for you.
Creating a DL to populate an O365 group? Seriously is this the best solution that you can come up with? So much for the guidance to create only O365 groups. This is a workaround (and a poor one!) not a solution
Fail this is not a solution to the request We already have too much group sprawl
Not every organization let their users create distribution lists that will connect to the organizational database for Teams to pickup. The CSV would greatly simply and allow us to import a lot easier - especially if you have to add 500 students via Guest
This request is 3 years old?! Wow.
Stuart Gray commented
I agree with the comments below that requiring a Distribution List created first does not classify as "We have this". Having a CSV import option would greatly simplify this process for our users.
Also, for many users, they would get much more benefit from being able to add their Outlook-created "Contact Lists" which they can manage themselves, instead of distribution lists which they may not have permissions for.
Agreed. not being able to add multiple names at once to a teams page makes this very arduous when groups are bigger than a few. Very time consuming when I want to add 100+ stakeholders.
Matthew Hare commented
Just being able to add comma separated lists as you would in outlook would be a real game changer. That would really help when constructing classes in the education version.
Sebastian Rittner commented
As already written here, I can only agree, that we do NOT have this feature. Creating distribution lists public for everyone just makes no sense (especially, if you just want to add a subset of a team). Anyway - creating such a distribution list would cause the same effort: Enter all names manually. So, I totally vote for an importan feature for CSV files or whatever.
Teams is great, but this feature missing is really a pain, as I need often to setup new groups and have to import >100 users.
I agree with everyone that says it is not true that "we have this!" I can ONLY add using a company created d-list, not one I've created myself and is therefore local, and my Admins can't just be creating d-lists every time I need to add a subset of my ~500 Team members to a channel.