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How to Enable SharePoint Contacts (YakChat 2.0)

Creating a List in SharePoint

Finding the Root Site

The most important thing to consider when creating a list of contacts in SharePoint is to ensure that your list is in the root site of your tenancy. 

This root site may be difficult to find but can be found via the following URL:

 If you are unsure what your tenant’s name is, then follow these steps to find your root site:

  1. Open SharePoint within office 365 on your browser and ensure that you are on the SharePoint home page.
  2. Select the URL at the top of the page and remove the text following ‘.com’ (highlighted in the image below)

Creating the list

To create a SharePoint contacts list, follow the steps below:

1. Once you’ve reached the root site, select Site Contents.

2. Select Return to classic SharePoint at the bottom left of the page:

3. Select the Add an App button

4. Select the Contacts option in the list provided:

5. Then choose a name for your contacts list in the popup that appears.

6. Once you’ve provided a name, navigate back to the original ‘Site Contents’ of your root directory, and add your contacts. Remember to input the contacts number in the Mobile section for use with YakChat.


Enabling SharePoint Contacts in YakChat

Enabling SharePoint contacts within the YakChat app is simple. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Select the YakChat app, and select settings:

2. With the settings open, enable SharePoint Contacts 

3. Now click on the Contacts tab. Then select the Contacts pull-down menu and, finally, click on the SharePoint folder.

You should now see all your SharePoint contacts!

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