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How to How to Access Microsoft 365 Contacts & Groups

YakChat makes it easy to text your Microsoft 365 Contacts and groups. So whether you want to message your contacts in Outlook, your Employee Directory (Active Directory) or teammates, our step-by-step guide will show you how. 

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Connect to Microsoft 365 Contacts

View settings

Select the Settings tab to view the YakChatx settings.

Turn on Microsoft 365 contacts

Select Office 365 Integration and use the toggle switches to turn on the connection to Outlook Contacts and Directory (AD).  

This may require additional consent from your Administrator to allow access.

Outlook Contacts

View Outlook contacts

In the Messages tab, use the drop down list to select Outlook Contacts and display all your contacts in Outlook.

Send a text to an Outlook contact

Select an Outlook contact and right-click to display the Action menu.

Select the menu option Send Message to send a text.

The Messages tab will be displayed and contain the conversation for that contact.

Text multiple Outlook contacts

To send a text to multiple Outlook contacts, press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and use your mouse to select each contact until all the contacts you want are highlighted.

Right-click on any one of the highlighted contacts to display the Action menu.

Directory (AD) Contacts

View Directory (AD) contacts

In the Messages tab, use the drop down list to select User AD and display all your contacts in Outlook.

Send a text to a Directory contact

Select s contact from the Directory and right-click to display the Action menu.

Select the menu option Send Message to send a text.

The Messages tab will be displayed and contain the conversation for that contact.

Text multiple Directory contacts

To send a text to multiple Directory contacts, press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and use your mouse to select each contact until all the contacts you want are highlighted.

Right-click on any one of the highlighted contacts to display the Action menu.

Outlook Groups

View Outlook groups

In the Messages tab, use the drop down list to select Outlook Contacts and display all your contacts in Outlook.

Send a text to an Outlook group

Select an Outlook contact and right-click to display the Action menu.

Select the menu option Send Message to send a text.

The Messages tab will be displayed and contain the conversation for that contact.

Text multiple Outlook groups

To send a text to multiple Groups, press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and use your mouse to select each Group until all the Groups you want are highlighted.

Right-click on any one of the highlighted contacts to display the Action menu.

We hope you’ve found our guide, How to Access your Microsoft 365 Contacts and Groups, useful. But if you’d like more information, just let us know. We’re here to help.

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