Import Groups & Contacts from Skype for Business
With the integration of Skype's features in Microsoft Teams, is there a way to export/import your Contacts and Groups from Skype into Microsoft Teams?
For someone that has been using Teams for over a year now, this would be very useful tool.
As to perform this task of creating Groups, adding the people to them both internal and external manually would take several hours.
Let me know if I can assist.
Soner Bekir commented
If you can add VOIP Services to Teams, but can't add globally accessible contact lists, what is the point? You end up with a virtual PABX that integrates with your out-of-office (useful) - but can't integrate with your phone lists, and you can't provide a globally accessible phone list.
In a world where smartphones rule and no one remembers numbers anymore - and a world where we've spent time curating contact lists in Exchange - not being able to use them for telephony is a glaring omission in functionality.
Fix it FFS.
Sam Ellis commented
Do we know if this is on the radar to be resolved? I work for a SMB that used Skype consumer version for years so I have users with large contact lists in Skype that I need to Migrate over to teams as chat contacts
Eric Nye commented
We are using Teams and have many users who have a physical phone but not an MS Teams account. We want to be able to search for their name in Teams and call their phone number using external Teams telephony. Why is there no way to add speed dials for the whole company or import a list to go into our contacts section of Teams?
sao - Schultze & Muecke GbR commented
Any Updates regarding this request? I have to migrate to a company with 100+ accounts.... Would be very helpful to get some support here from MS
Has this being implemented? I still don't see a way to import my contacts into Teams.
Please give me this ability in island mode.
how annoying !?!
Is this going to be implemented?
Our company wants to migrate from SfB to Teams, but this is holding us up. Weird we can't import/export contact lists or reference a central directory / contact list.
Is just a MUST !
I really want to switch from Skype to Teams for all my communications, but I have 100s of contacts in Skype.
So until this is implemented and I can smoothly transition to Teams, I have no choice but to remain on Skype.
Just in case it help anyone else I was also annoyed that all contacts are dumped together in Teams, under "Calls/Contacts". HOWEVER if you look at "Calls/Speed dial" and minimise the first group called 'speed dial', you will see the remainder are the original groups from a corporate skype sync we had done (note it is not a live-link, so best to swap entrely to Teams before Skype is made redundant). Granted the folder title is misleading! There is also a button to create new groups. I can't help if the contacts are not syncing in the first place!
I found this, but I have limited access to my work admin tasks. maybe it will help one of you.
NONE of my contact groups are in Chat
Who decided this was a good idea? Grrrr
All of my contact groups from Skype for Business were added to Teams. I found them by going into the Chat section and selecting the drop down carat next to "Chat" which gave me the option of switching to "Contacts". Within this view I could see all of the contact groups I created in Skype for Business with the contacts included. Is it something else that others are looking for here?
Really surprised that it's not available. Very basic feature needed to migrate from Skype to Teams!
i think we have very less votes to grab the attention! this thread need to be spread.
This should also work with outlook. Manually importing one contact at a time is ludicrously inefficient.
SERIOUSLY HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT TAKE TELLING YOU ARE MORONS BEFORE YOU USE COMMON SENSE AND IMPLEMENT AN OBVIOUSLY REQUIRED FUNCTION.
CONFOUNDING IGNORANCE. THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF IDIOCRACY BECOMING REAL.
I HAVE 1800 PEOPLE IN MY HOSPITAL TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT BUT THERE IS NO SOLUTION OR ANSWER THAT WORKS ANYWHERE. THE HOSPITALS KNUCKLEHEADS IN CHARGE ARE JUST FORCING THIS CHANGE WITHOUT ANY THOUGHT.
Who Me? commented
How many votes does this really need in order to be implemented?
in Skype, we use Office365Groups for each service and so we provide an art of Service Contact List
in Teams, the Group are listed in the contacts, but empty.
This bad Contact List behaviour is why I block the migration of the whole entreprise (13 countries) and I block the possibility of using more Office365 features so people doesn't push to go more deeply into MS apps...