I have a Google Apps (free) account. I wish to add email and other contact information to the (shared) directory.

  1. How do I do this one at a time? Right now the directory just has the users' emails.
  2. Is there a way to import vCards or other format for the directory? I see how to add them to the address book, but not the directory.

I don't have an existing Exchange or other setup to pull them from.

Update Dec 12 '11: Yes, under Settings>Contacts>Contact Sharing it is set for Enable contact sharing and Show all email addresses.

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    I do not understand when you say you want to add emails but not users. Are you saying you want to add emails to the shared contact list?
    – Sterex
    Commented Dec 11, 2011 at 10:29
  • Yes, emails of outside people to the shared contact list. Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 22:24

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Okay. Assuming that you want to add contacts (not users), follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have the Contacts service added to the domain. (https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/==yourdomain==/SelectServices)
  2. Goto Contacts service settings and Enable contact sharing.
  3. Now, goto: http://www.google.com/contacts/a/==yourdomain==
  4. You can import contacts based on CSV or even vCard.

Hope this helps.

  • For step 1, I don't see that choice. I saw that on another screen, however. But this seems to add them to my contacts only, not to all users. Is there a step after this for sharing it to others? Commented Dec 12, 2011 at 2:06
  • When you have enabled contact sharing, everyone in your userbase must be able view these contacts.
    – Sterex
    Commented Dec 12, 2011 at 4:52
  • I have added them as Shared Contacts using SherpaTools. But they aren't visible to the users. Or they and I don't know where to look. Commented Dec 12, 2011 at 23:21

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