In Teams for personal and small business use, you can sync the contacts from your mobile device or sync your Google, Outlook.com, and Skype contacts to make it easier to find someone. After you have synced your mobile device, your contacts will also be searchable in Teams on desktop and web as well.

To sync Google contacts in Windows 11

Note: In Teams for personal and small business use, you can sync the contacts from your Google account to make it easier to find your friends and family. By allowing access, your contacts will be periodically synced and stored on our servers. After you have synced, your contacts will also be searchable by you in Teams on desktop and web as well. For your Google contacts that are not Teams users, you can invite them to Teams for chat or meeting.

  1. Select Chat from the Windows 11 taskbar.

  2. Select Open Microsoft Teams.

  3. Select Settings and more  Teams settings and more button, then choose Settings  Settings button.

  4. Select People  Teams new people button.

  5. Under Sync contacts, select the Manage button.

  6. From there, you will have the option to sync From Google.

Tip: Your contacts will be visible on Teams in the people suggestions box when you initiate a chat or add an attendee to a meeting. Google contacts will appear with other Microsoft apps only when you provide permission on those apps.

To sync Outlook.com and Skype contacts in Windows 11

  1. Select Chat from the Windows 11 taskbar.

  2. Select Open Microsoft Teams.

  3. Select Settings and more  Teams settings and more button, then choose Settings  Settings button.

  4. Select People Teams new people button.

  5. Under Sync contacts, select the Manage button.

  6. From there, you will have the option to sync From Outlook.com or From Skype.

Learn more about how to find and add people you know in Teams.

Notes: 

  • The Outlook.com and Skype accounts you are trying to sync must be associated with the same Microsoft account you used to sign in to Teams. 

  • If you don't have the expected contacts after syncing, you may have multiple Microsoft accounts. If you have more than one account, you can be signed in to Teams but not with the correct account where your contacts are stored. Make sure you are signed in to the correct Microsoft account. 

To unsync Google, Outlook.com, and Skype contacts

  1. Select Chat from the Windows 11 taskbar.

  2. Select Open Microsoft Teams.

  3. Select Settings and more  Teams settings and more button, then choose Settings  Settings button.

  4. Select People Teams new people button.

  5. Under Sync contacts, select the Manage button.

  6. Under Already synced, select Remove next to From Google, From Outlook, or From Skype to unsync those contacts.

To completely delete Google data from all Microsoft apps

You can completely remove all Google data including your contacts:

  1. Select Settings and more  Teams settings and more button, then choose Settings  Settings button.

  2. Select Privacy Teams new privacy button.

  3. Under Sync accounts, select Remove next to From Google. This will also disconnect and remove your Google calendar if you had that synced as well.

Note: Please be aware that your experiences on other Microsoft applications may be impacted when you remove all Google data. 

To sync device contacts

  1. Tap your profile picture or the More More button button.

  2. Tap Settings, then tap People.

  3. Switch Sync my device contacts to on.

    Note: If you are advised to Allow Access to Contacts, please follow the prompts on your device.

  4. After they are synced, your contacts will be available to start new chats and calls with from mobile and desktop.

To unsync your contacts, you can switch Sync my device contacts to off at any time. This will also remove those contacts from Teams on desktop and web.

To sync Google contacts

Note: In Teams for personal and small business use, you can sync the contacts from your Google account to make it easier to find your friends and family. By allowing access, your contacts will be periodically synced and stored on our servers. After you have synced, your contacts will also be searchable by you in Teams on desktop and web as well. For your Google contacts that are not Teams users, you can invite them to Teams for chat or meeting.

  1. Tap your profile picture or the More More button button.

  2. Tap Settings, then tap People.

  3. Under Sync contacts from, switch the option for Google on. To unsync your contacts, you can switch Google to off at any time.

Tip: Your contacts will be visible on Teams in the people suggestions box when you initiate a chat or add an attendee to a meeting. Google contacts will appear with other Microsoft apps only when you provide permission on those apps.

To completely delete Google data from all Microsoft apps

You can completely remove all Google data including your contacts:

  1. Tap your profile picture or the More More button button.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Select Privacy Teams new privacy button.

  4. Select Synced accounts, then select Disconnect next to Google. This will also disconnect and remove your Google calendar if you had that synced as well.

Note: Please be aware that your experiences on other Microsoft applications may be impacted when you remove all Google data. 

Where will my device contacts be visible after they are synced in Teams?

  • You will be able to search for your contacts within the Teams app across all your devices.

  • There will be a folder located on Outlook.com, named for your mobile device. The folder allows your contacts to be discoverable on other devices that are signed in to Teams. You can find it in the People section of your Outlook.com mailbox, under My contacts, then under Folders.

Can I delete or make changes to my device contacts on Outlook.com?

The contacts that are searchable in Teams are a direct reflection of the contacts in your phone's address book. Any contacts you delete or changes you make from the device contacts folder on Outlook.com will not reflect in Teams. You can delete these contacts by turning Sync my device contacts off. Your synced contacts will be removed from Outlook.com but will remain in your device's address book.

Learn more about exporting and deleting your Teams contacts.

What is Microsoft apps and services?


Microsoft apps and services is a common authentication app which connects multiple apps and services across Microsoft with your Google account.  
"Microsoft apps and services" application's use and transfer to any other app of information received from Google Accounts will adhere to Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements. 
Learn how Microsoft handles your data by visiting Microsoft's privacy statement
 
What happens once I provide consent to Microsoft apps and services?


We ask for your consent to connect with “Microsoft apps and services” on Microsoft Teams and allow you to securely authenticate and connect your Google account.  
On Teams, your Google calendar and contacts are synced once you provide consent to “Microsoft apps and services”. 

Learn more about finding and adding people you know in Teams for Windows 11.

Contact us

For more help, contact support or ask a question in the Microsoft Teams Community.

Need more help?

Expand your skills
Explore Training
Get new features first
Join Microsoft Office Insiders

Was this information helpful?

What affected your experience?

Thank you for your feedback!

×