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.
Ajay Parikh commented
Yes, Microsoft absolutely needs to have the ability to add a large group of people to a team- either a CSV upload or by including a list of email addresses (separated by semi-colon or comma)
Heather Bissmeyer commented
We use distribution lists and being able to add to our teams with those lists would be amazing.
Having the same issue would like to mass add attendees instead of one by one
Its been 3 years and Microsoft is still sleeping on this basic function
Agree. Scheduling a meeting from the Teams channel directly for 100+ participants is tedious in Teams and simple in Outlook. The functionality in Outlook to paste a list of recipients should be replicated in Teams.
Marvin Patrick commented
I do training for hundreds of medical students and physicians. The amount of time spent doing one member at a time is hard to measure.
Please allow the option to paste multiple email addresses in the mail teams invite field for those of us that do not have 365.
This is a must
Martin Pol commented
The situation when I want to organize semi-regular event, which occurs every week on a different day but with a different title and description and slightly different attendees is very uncomfortable... If I could copy and paste there a list of attendees, it would really speed up the process. In on-prem Outlook it is possible to do so, so it would be natural if Teams offered this option as well.
I know this comment is about the Teams meetings, but if the mass addition was enabled in channels or teams, it would be enabled in the meetings as well.
Andreé Del Orbe commented
My company runs in over 50 different countries/sites, and while creating Teams sites for each country, users have to be added manually. also no way to keep the list up to date as distribution list are not updated with changes when members are added or removed.
We have distribution lists for departments. It would be easier to use just the distribution list email when for example scheduling a meeting or adding people to a new channel or team, than to add each person one by one
Theresa Lubelski commented
Adding users one-by-one takes more time than most people are willing to give. It's great that users can be added via a mail enabled security group because that saves time. However, anyone later added to the security group isn't added to the team. That means someone has to track which security groups were originally added to the team, be notified when there is a new addition to (or deletion from) the security group, and then manually update the team accordingly.
I'd like to have the ability to use mail enabled security groups with persistent membership AND have an option for mass adding users from an email or Excel file.
Perhaps you can merge these request into this one here.
Even it's about groups but I think the root of frustration is the same and should be solved in one row.
I'm still suprised, how bad this is implementet.
The "Adding Box" even did not have the focus on the input field -.-
Adding via Distribution Lists or Security Groups preferred but any import/upload features would be acceptable.
On boarding is quite awful when you have to add users one-by-one. :(
okay well it's 2020 and there still is no function, so are you really listening?!
it's quite disappointing to not be able to create/add in a batch.
Please provide option of adding to MS Teams list of users once at a time, otherwise it is huge pain for larger organizations/groups than micro size. Best if few different separators on the list would be supported: comma, space, semicolon and pulling in from .csv or .xlsx.
David M commented
My organization would like to use teams to direct 2000 or more sales reps to our channel so they can access all our digital information in one spot. From there they can create there own channels to share success stories etc. Adding them as guest and one at a time eliminates this ability for us as no one has that kind of time. Honestly I was under the impression this would be easily done once we had everything set up. It seems very odd you wouldn't have this option as a basic feature. This is the reason we want to use teams. Please add mass add members so we can accomplish our goals. I do love the platform and aside from a few kinks it is great, however it is useless to us ift this is not an option.
Growing number of Teams sites are needed to collaborate with guests and the ability to add on mass would save time. Adding 300+ guests individually is not feasible and is a blocker to wider Teams adoption.