I have just newly setup Google Apps. But as it is now, everybody in the team needs to add the contacts to everybody else in the team (manually). Isn't there a way to add these automatically?

So basically what I would need is that when a new user is created for Google Apps, this user will be added to everybody's contact list. Ideally the same should apply for groups.

I saw that there is some support for LDAP servers to manage contacts, but I think this could be an overkill.

Does Google Apps provide another, more direct way of doing this?

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Go to the Control Panel, under contacts Settings > ENABLE CONTACT SHARING

contact sharing

What you also can do is to import/export contacts. But I'm not quite sure if this is what you need..

  • I had that option enabled already, but it was until recently that the contacts have appeared under "Directory". I am not sure if this was due to a very slow synchronization or because of something else I've changed. Surely though contact sharing needs to be enabled. So will accept this as an answer. Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 15:06

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