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Manage contacts with Outlook

Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook

With Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GWSMO), you can manage your Google Workspace contacts using the same Outlook interface you were used to.

Managing contact types

Personal contacts

You can add and manage your personal Google Workspace contacts in Outlook using the regular fields in Outlook's Contact form.

GWSMO synchronizes nearly all of your personal contact information with the Google Workspace web interface, so you can also find all the same information there. Learn more with Sync Outlook contacts with Google Workspace.

Global contacts
Requires Google Workspace administrator privileges. If you need help, contact your admin.

You can use Outlook to access global contact information for everyone in your domain—as long as your administrator has turned on a Global Address List (GAL) for your domain.

The GAL has all the email addresses, group addresses, shared contacts, and conference rooms in your domain. Depending on what's available in your domain's global addresses, each contact can include a name, email address, phone numbers, street address information, title, company name, or department.

For more information on how to view your global addresses in Outlook, consult this Microsoft article.

What else?

  • Your contacts' email addresses autocomplete when you address new messages. Learn more
  • Their free/busy information is available when you schedule events in Outlook Calendar.
  • You can access your contacts from Google Workspace on the web, even when you're away from Outlook. Learn more


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