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If you want to use G Suite contacts in Outlook 2016 application, then you are browsing the right page. Here, we are describing the manual way to synchronize contacts between Google Workspace (G Suite) and Outlook applications.
Synchronizing contacts would allow users to access and use contacts of G Suite application from any Outlook version (Outlook 2003 and above versions) installed on the user system. Similarly, through the G Suite account, the synchronized Outlook contacts can be used from anywhere.
Let us learn how to accomplish this synchronization.
G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook (now Google Workspace for Microsoft Outlook) is a service (available for Windows OS only) provided by Google. It allows users to synchronize the contents like emails, contacts, calendars, etc. between their G Suite and Outlook.
Talking about the contacts synchronization, GSSMO (now GWSMO)allows synchronizing both personal as well as global contacts. Using GSSMO, users can sync all personal contact information between Outlook and Google Workspace.
Let us know the contacts synchronization process between G Suite and Outlook using GSSMO.
The first requirement is the download and installation of the GSSMO on your system. Visit this official site and download it. Next, open the .exe and follow the instructions to complete the installation procedure.
Enabling G Suite Apps status to Access for everyone is required before starting the synchronization process.
Note: If you want to synchronize G Suite services like Calendar, Drive and Docs, Gmail, etc. move to Apps > G Suite, select the Service status for each of the desired services as ON for everyone.
While synchronizing the G Suite contacts with Outlook, the following synchronization limitations are there.
Important: Users are not advised to update contacts from G Suite if still using Outlook application. This is because any update in Contacts fields in Google Workspace would not get updated properly in Outlook (Full name can appear as first/last name). Moreover, any further update in Outlook contacts can overwrite the updates in G Suite.
To avoid these synchronization and updates complications, we suggest you backup G Suite contacts to Microsoft Outlook permanently. And to perform this backup, there is no better tool than Kernel G Suite Backup.
Here are some of its advanced features and facilities.
Get a trial of the tool for free by downloading and installing it on your system. You can use it to backup G Suite contacts in PST files and access them in Outlook.
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I have a little problem with the GSSMO tool as whenever I try to open the Outlook, then it starts to synchronize new data and runs for a hefty amount of time. But the synchronization is best.