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How to Manage Contacts in Admin Console


Adding contacts to the directory in 8x8 Admin Console.


Note: Contacts uploaded in this way are only viewable within Work for Desktop and Work for Mobile, Switchboard Pro, and 8x8 Contact Center Agent Console.They are not available on deskphones.

Applies To

  • 8x8 Admin Console
  • Contacts
  • Directory



Numbers should include the country code.

Adding Individual Contacts

  1. Log in to 8x8 Admin Console.
  2. Click Menu clipboard_e6468d227565709a9b0e39b4db10635c5.png (Top Left).
  3. Click Contacts.
  4. Click Create Contact.
  5. Fill in the following required fields:
    • First name
    • Last Name
  6. Fill in the following optional fields if needed:
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Nickname
    • Job Title
    • Department
    • Location
  7. Click Save.

Adding a List of Contacts

  1. Log in to 8x8 Admin Console.
  2. Click Menu > Contacts.
  3. Click Bulk Upload.
  4. Click download advanced .CSV template.
  5. Open the downloaded file in Excel.
  6. Fill In the required fields starting in row 3:
    • Contact.FirstName - First name of the contact
    • Contact.LastName - Last name of the contact
  7. Fill in the following optional fields if needed:
    • Phone Number
      Note: The cell/field in the CSV file must also include the phone number TYPE, as this is a requirement when manually adding a phone number for a contact. Otherwise, the bulk upload will ignore the phone number in the CSV file. Example: 5558889999 WORK.
    • Email
    • Nickname
    • Job Title
    • Department
    • Location
  8. Save the file (as .CSV).
  9. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to get back to the Bulk Upload page.
  10. Click the circle to browse your system and select the file you filled out.
  11. Click Save. The screen may spin for a while.

Deleting a Contact

To delete a contact, select the delete icon to the right of the contact entry.

Additional Information

If you have set up a contact list but are not able to see the contacts, click here for further instructions on how to display the contacts in 8x8 Admin Console.

If the contact's phone number does not appear after being added via bulk upload, verify that the Contact.PhoneNumber field includes both the number and the type of number (e.g.: WORK, HOME, MOBILE, OTHER).

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