Articles on: Google Contacts


The Google Workspace Directory contains two types of contacts, those from your Google Workspace accounts, and those of external contacts or SHARED CONTACTS as we call them in Patronum, or DOMAIN SHARED CONTACTS to give them their full name, as defined by Google. Domain Shared Contacts are created by the Google Shared Contacts API and are visible to all users of a Google Workspace domain and all Google services have access to the contact list.

You can manage and add new Shared Contacts via Patronum within the SHARED CONTACTS section of Contacts.

Patronum - Google Contacts

By default Google Contacts will only list contacts from valid Google Workspace accounts (domain profiles), it will not list external contacts. To list both Google Workspace accounts and external contacts/Shared Contacts you must enable this via the Google Admin Console.

Google Admin Contact Sharing

Using the Shared Contacts option is a great way of hosting a central list of company contacts, such as suppliers, clients etc.

Updated on: 20/03/2024

Was this article helpful?

Share your feedback


Thank you!