- 04 Oct 2023
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Shared Company Contacts
- Updated on 04 Oct 2023
- 2 Minutes to read
Have contacts you'd like to share across your company? Simply upload a CSV file of your existing contacts to Dialpad and your contacts will be available for everyone within your company.
Let's dive into how this works.
To upload your shared company contacts, navigate to your Admin Settings at Dialpad.com
- Select My Company from the drop-down menu at the top left
- Navigate to Shared Contacts
- Select Upload CSV
Format your CSV
To make life easier, we have a template you can download from your Company Admin settings.
Select Download CSV Template and enter the listed shared contact information.
Ensure your contacts are uploaded as accurately and efficiently as possible, by reviewing the below CSV requirements.
Either first name or last name is required:
Fields are not case-sensitive.
Have additional details you'd like to add? No problem. Dialpad will upload and enter the following optional fields.
*If you're adding more than one phone number, separate them with a | (Ex: 7777777777|5555555555|3333333333)
We won't accept numbers formatted with periods (ex: 777.777.7777) Unformatted numbers (4152222222) work the best.
** Country codes are only required for numbers outside the US
***International numbers require the country code and abbreviation. US numbers do not need a country abbreviation.
Interact with shared contacts
Once the upload is complete, your shared contacts will be searchable by every user within your company. A few things to keep in mind:
- Shared contacts that interact with departments will display a colored tag and will create a department contact
- Communication history (calls & messages) with shared contacts that interact with a department will be searchable/viewable by operators
- Updates to shared contacts affect every instance of the shared contact in Dialpad (including their listings in your department)
- Shared contacts are editable by every user in your company
Update shared contact info
Edit any of the following fields from within the Dialpad App, and we will update the contact's profile wherever it appears:
- Company Role
Shared contacts can be deleted, however, it will only delete the user’s specific communication history, text content, etc. The shared contact will still be searchable after deletion.
Search shared contacts
Currently shared contacts can only be searched by the following:
- Phone Number
Frequently asked questions
Is there a size limit for my CSV file?
Yes, you can upload up to 500 contacts per CSV file.
If you are uploading multiple large files, we recommend waiting 5 minutes between each upload to allow sufficient time for the database to register your data (this helps prevents duplicate contacts creation).
Where can I see shared contacts?
Shared company contacts are searchable by every user within your company.
Simply type the name or number into the search bar at the top of your app and you'll see them!
Why don't I see my contacts right away?
Once your new shared contacts have been uploaded to your account, these contacts will not show up in your directory contacts, you will have to search for them.