Mass add users to a channel or team
Please add mass add users to a channel or team.
Like we use on other Office 365 services. email@domain;email@domain and (if possible) @everyone something like that.
I'm using and loving Microsoft Teams :-)
Thanks a lot.
Hi folks, we are collecting feedback on this so we can determine prioritization and user need.
Please comment in the thread below about how this affects you, how you currently add members, and who you think would benefit from this in your organization.
Steve Sawicki commented
Is this really an enterprise solution without large scale data management?
We have a huge company, and are going through a transformation. We use MS Teams A LOT to share information with hundreds of employees. The PAINFUL, REALLY REALLY PAINFUL part is that we have to MANUALLY enter each name in MS Teams when we create a team. PLEASE PLEASE make this easier! This is tough enough problem we are reviewing whether we need MS Teams. Give us the ability to import a CSV, or the ability to enter multiple names with a comma separating them. Something.
Not being able to add names in bulk to a Teams group / Teams invite (e.g. names separated by commas) is as laughable as it is frustrating.
A new IT head has pushed our entire corporation from Google Suite (Gmail / Google Chat / Google Drive etc.) to O365 / Outlook and Teams and generally speaking what a massive disappointment it has been.
Literally everything is clunkier, harder, takes longer, works less well, slows collaboration etc. It's shocking how dated everything feels compared to Google - an enormous step backwards as far as daily users are concerned. I cannot think of a single thing O365 does better.
we are trying to add dept. groups leader groups etc, and it is extremely tiring and time consuming to add them one at a time - some kind of mass add ís needed - e.g komma seperated file
Thierry Dalon commented
Workaround to create a chat group from a list of emails is to use a deep link https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/platform/concepts/deep-links#generating-a-deep-link-to-a-chat
You could code a vba macro to do this in one click from Outlook to Teams
Carsten Maßmann commented
Creating or extending chat-groups or proper Teams-teams from a list of email addresses is currently very tedious. Adding lists of users to groups is a common task for us and MS-Teams's inability to accept such lists is a serious obstacle in our daily work.
We are a group of 450 people with various teams to add. To get people to use it we need an easier way to import distirbution/contact lists. Manual input of names required too much admin
Seriously? How was this not part of the Teams roll out? I have a list of 30 people that I need to add to a teams page, and I need to do it one by one... oh and I have to delete all of the name information outside of the email for it to link properly.
A distribution list does not work for cross functional teams working on quick turnaround projects. We will most likely never be on the same team again, so no list will be made. Was there any user testing with this?
Christian LeBourgeois commented
Powershell + Excel can get this done pretty easily regarding adding users to Teams, bit I would like a way to import a list of channels
Hello, I am adding 400+ users now from 18 different teams. Would be handy to add addresses in batch (from Excel list for instance) or to copy members from multiple teams to one new team. Thank you in advance.
YES PLEASE!!! I have 300 students... don't want to add them manually one by one... I can copy their student numbers separated by semi colons and paste them in?? Please let me do this.
Colin Klenner commented
So 165 comments and 10 months later after asking for feedback and we get none! Microsoft - update the status of this, please.
Hannah Gustafson commented
I use Teams for a training program where we have 15 teams of approximately 12 participants each, adding each person individually to Teams is super frustrating and time consuming. I wish I could copy paste a list of e-mail addresses or upload an excel list.
We need to be able to copy & paste from an email list so we can easily create a team. When we have a team of more than 10 or people it starts to become very timely to create a team and add large groups of people. This is a barrier for us.
It is very inconvenient to have to manually add all users time after time again.
Please add a feature that allows for a more convenient way of adding participants to an invitation.
Wouter de Kort commented
I've just added 300 people to a team. I had the email addresses in a nice list ; separated but Teams couldn't parse this so I ended up adding them one by one manually.
Currently have to invite nearly 600 users to a site because of a company merger. Having to do one at a time is crazy! We may have other instances of having to the the same for other sharepoint sites.
We use this for our some of our courses at the college and have to add members by hand, when setting 10-15 courses up with 20-24 students plus 1-4 staff individually, this takes a really long time. Comma or colon delimetered would be beneficial for copy paste lists and csv uploads for larger uploads I guess.
Fabian Hoffmann commented
I have to add all the members by hand - having "email1@domain; email2@domain;" would be so awesome.
Dave Knight commented
Why isn't the interface to add a user the same it is for sending an email? Allow us to add a big list of emails semi-colon delimited,. Adding individual users it painful---and we don't want a distribution group or PDL to be created every time we add members to a team.