- 15 Nov 2023
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Contact Syncing FAQs
- Updated on 15 Nov 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
When you search for a contact, Dialpad searches your G Suite or Office 365 to find a match. When a match is found, we pull that contact's info into your search results.
the example below
Searching for "Leo" pulled up a (Leo Fink),
What info is displayed/synced with Dialpad?
The following fields are displayed/synced with Dialpad:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Phone Number*
*Email/Phone #s removed in G Suite/Office 365 will still display in Dialpad.
How often does Dialpad sync with G Suite/Microsoft 365?
Every time you open a contact to place a call or send a message, we sync with G Suite/Office 365.
If you change the contact details in G Suite/Microsoft 365, there might be a slight delay before displaying in Dialpad.
Why does someone appear twice in my search results?
If your G Suite/Office 365 contact was recently “used”, your contact may show up more than once in your search results.
- If you created a duplicate contact (meaning you created an account in Dialpad that already existed in your Google/Office account)
- If you have a personal Google/Office contact that is also a Dialpad user
This happens because we search both G Suite/Office 365 and Dialpad at the same time to pull your search results.
If I delete a personal contact in Dialpad, will it delete it out of G Suite/Microsoft 365?
Yes — so delete with care!
If I delete a contact in G Suite/Microsoft 365, will it be removed from Dialpad?
Nope, you'll still see a record of the contact in Dialpad. To completely remove them from Dialpad you'll need to delete the contact from Dialpad directly.
Does Dialpad sync with shared Contacts?
No, just your Company Directory (your Dialpad team and invited users) and your personal contacts.
Are personal contacts two-way sync?
For the most part. Here are the scenarios:
- Adding a new contact
- Edit a contact’s First or Last Name
When editing a contact’s phone # or email address in G Suite / Office 365, you’ll see the edited phone # and email address added to their Dialpad profile (in addition to their previous phone # or email address).
The only way to remove this is to edit the contact in Dialpad. That will overwrite the changes in G Suite/Office 365.
What if someone calls me who I don’t have saved as a contact?
When you receive a call, we search through your contacts to see if we can find a matching number. If we find a match, we’ll show that name on the caller ID.
If we can’t, the contact will be saved as a Dialpad Contact, meaning it only exists in Dialpad and does not sync to Google/Microsoft. Easily tell if a contact belongs only to Dialpad by the Dialpad Contact label beside their name.
If you want that Dialpad Contact to sync to your GSuite or Office 365 personal contacts, you’ll need to edit the contact. Once you edit the contact, it will convert to a Google or Microsoft contact and be two-way synced.