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.
Thank you for your feedback and comments! The team is looking into how best to do this. We will post an update here as we have more to share.
We definitely need to be able to add users to specific channels in bulk. When you have a Team available for a large audience, (i.e. IT/Systems and HR) but you need a channel specific to only one part of that group due to sensitivity (i.e. HR), we currently have to either manually add hundreds of users to the channel or split into two teams. We are opting for keeping one team because of the overlap of communications that impact both IT and HR, but it will be tedious to maintain the channel until the functionality improves.
As a workaround I created a flow that reads user principal name from Excel ..in a loop and add them to office 365 group ..so what you will do
1.Manually trigger flow
2.list rows present in a table
3. Apply to each --value
add member to group
I hope this gives you push into right direction as a workaround
Bryce Maryott commented
I'm confused - the Microsoft Azure portal "Bulk Operation" has let me do this since I started working with M365 in March.
Since I'm working in a college and we let students create their own Teams, I'd really prefer that this ISN'T available as a general ability!
Hurry up! Not fun to add tens of email addresses one by one to Teams.
Coen Roberts commented
This is really something that should be realized. For now, I work with a program made in Microsoft Flow that adds users who are placed in an Excel file. Depending on the number of emails he continues scanning the file for new email addresses to add.
Philippe Jeanjean commented
My problem is when I need to add multiple *EXTERNAL* emails to my Teams meeting invite and I believe the only way to do it is one at a time... Very annoying when you have 30 people to add. In addition, even more annoying, after entering each external email address, I need to wait a couple of seconds for the pop-up to confirm that indeed, I want to add that person to the mailing list. If there is a workaround for that, I have not yet found it.
Michele Testa commented
In universities we have been waiting for this feature since 2017 for professors who need to activate one-shot teams on their own without going through the IT department .... please hurry up!
How to Add Multiple Members In Microsoft Teams in One Go:
This is basic! it should exist from the very beginning
This is an essential feature to be able to add members in one operation, using multiple email addresses. I have wasted so much time googling for answer. In the Add Members dialogue box, there is even a Comment Tip that says "Start typing a name, distribution list, or security group to add to your team" but nothing I've tried works (no recognition of my Outlook Contact Groups); however, it does recognize other Microsoft Teams but that is not what I want.
Or fix adding members via distribution list. I can select contact group or distribution list in outlook, but it just freezes and doesn't add members (even for small groups). From MS Teams It doesn't even show up...
Peter McDermott commented
Robert Cummings commented
YES! Please add this feature!
WooLand Polanski commented
Not much to look into here. Just add the old classical semi-colon copy/paste user list so we easily can bulk add users to Teams. Then, if you want to look into alternatives then do so. This idea has been there since 2017 and you have yet not provided any solution which is unfortunate and as always you lack Enterprise-mindset...many team and thousands of users!
Yes, would be nice to use PowerShell but then you have failed to add the option to send out invitation e-mail to added users.
MS here you need to step-up...really.
Dr. Sharon Clampitt commented
Apparently it is very common for schools and universities to have different domains for students and faculty. We really need a quick and easy way to add our students, who will be "guests" in our Teams. Is there perhaps someway for them to be invited to be a member and when they accept they are added as a member if from the same domain, or as a guest if they aren't?
This is ridiculous that this option is not available!!!! It is just bad!! We work with huge organizations and provide them with webinars. Do I really need to add 800 people ONE BY ONE???????????????
Please make a user that can add a custom role so that when adding a mass of student, you dont need to add their names one by one
Holy cow ... what? We can't do this?
I decided to use teams for a class this year, and now I have to add almost 90 students to the team one ... at ... a ... time?
I am so regretting this decision right now. Okay, and pretty much every day since I made it.
It seems like the ability to add multiple guests at one time or by a list is still an issue. Back in 2017 the response was "working on it." Here we are in 2020 - is there no solution to this? When dealing with 100+ guests that need to be added, it is time consuming and not productive. I have tried creating a distribution list and that did not work.
Frederick Chew commented
The original post was in March 2017 and it has been so long and still no solution for it? A simple CSV upload is what we are asking for.