About Google Apps Contacts
With Google Apps Contacts, users in your organization can share contact information with each other in a global Directory. Each global contact can include a name, email addresses, phone numbers, employee information, and more. Users can also keep track of their personal contacts. They can look up information from a central Contact Manager or while typing addresses in emails or calendar invitations.
When you use Contacts with Google Apps
When you add users to your account, their contact information can appear in a global Directory that everyone can use. You can also include external contacts and Calendar resources in your global Directory. You can turn the global Directory on or off at any time.
Users can also add their own personal contacts to their Google Apps Contacts. Plus they can create personal groups for contacting several people with one address. Their personal contacts and groups are private and therefore not shared with other users. But when a user emails a personal contact, recipients can see the contact's name in the email.
Users manage all their contacts from a central Contact Manager. Here, they can add personal contacts. They can browse their global and personal contacts. And they can quickly search for any contact.
For convenience, users see contacts when typing addresses in services like Gmail or Calendar. They can send email, share documents, and schedule events without having to look up contacts separately. When they start typing an address, matching names appear from either their global or personal contacts.