Increasing shared external contact limit to 200,000 contacts

Quick launch summary 

Shared external contacts are users outside of your domain who you add to your company directory. Previously, there was a limit of 50,000 external contacts. Now that limit is 200,000. Additionally, the total storage limit has been increased from 20MB to 40MB. 

Shared external contacts help enable collaboration between users in your organization and any external users who they may need to communicate with frequently, such as consultants and partners. When a user is added as a shared external contact, users in your organization can find the profile information for them in many Google services, such as when they enter addresses in Gmail. 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers 

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