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Is there an API for adding contacts?

Hello, tell me please can I add a Contact via the API that will be visible to everyone?

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There is the address-book api:  https://developer.ringcentral.com/api-docs/latest/index.html#!#RefCreateContact

So you can "add a new personal contact to the user address book."

But I am afraid that it's not visible to everyone because an user only sees his own address book.  You might need to add contact to every one's address book.
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I have 9 users in the system and there will be an expansion of users, and I will each time have to add 20-40-50 thousand contacts for newly created users?
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This is nonsense, right?
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Yes, agreed. However there is no company shared address book.

People are using virtual extension as a workaround:  https://community.ringcentral.com/ringcentral/topics/need-shared-address-book-for-all-phones But to be frank I don't  know how it works exactly.
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Yes, there is an address book API in beta it seems which can support this feature. Since this is a Beta API, you would need to send an email to the developer support team requesting them to join or even can join this beta program if you are interested by submitting a help ticket.

Ref https://forums.developers.ringcentral.com/questions/1054/add-a-contact-name-number-to-contacts-via-api.html


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