Quick launch summary
Shared external contacts are users outside of your domain who you add to your company directory. Previously, there was a limit of 50,000 external contacts. Now that limit is 200,000. Additionally, the total storage limit has been increased from 20MB to 40MB.
Shared external contacts help enable collaboration between users in your organization and any external users who they may need to communicate with frequently, such as consultants and partners. When a user is added as a shared external contact, users in your organization can find the profile information for them in many Google services, such as when they enter addresses in Gmail.
- Admins: You can manage shared external contacts via the Domain Shared Contacts API. Visit our Help Center to learn more about shared external contacts and the external contacts directory.
- End users: Additional shared external contacts will automatically appear in autocomplete surfaces.
- Rapid and Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on December 9, 2020
- Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers