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Batch importing and updating users Follow

Overview

You can add or update Zoom users by uploading a CSV file. You can also add users one at a time with user management.

This article covers: 

Prerequisites

  • Free with credit card, Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account
  • Account owner or admin privileges

Importing new users

Follow these two sections to batch import new Zoom users.

Creating a CSV file

Note:

  • You will need to create separate CSV files for each set of user types and features you would like to apply. For example, you need to create two CSV files if you want to add the following two sets of users: Licensed users with a Webinar add-on and Basic users with no add-ons. 
  • The maximum number of users per CSV file is 9999.
  1. Create a new file using spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel.
  2. Input users' information following the CSV format. Each piece of information is a separate column. Do not insert column titles.
    • Email
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Department (optional)
    • User group (optional)
    • IM group (optional)
  3. Save the spreadsheet as a CSV (comma delimited) file.

Uploading the CSV file to Zoom

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click User Management then Users.
  3. Click Import.
  4. Select the user type and features to apply to all users in the in the CSV file.
  5. Click Upload CSV file.
  6. Click the CSV file you created, then click Open.
    Users will now appear on the Pending tab of User Management. They will receive an account activation email and will appear in the users list after they accept the invitation.

Updating existing users

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click User Management then Users.
  3. Click Export All to export a CSV file of existing users.
  4. Edit the CSV file using spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel.
    Note: You can't update the phone number field using a CSV file. You have to update this in each user's profile, or instruct users to update their profile themselves.
  5. Go back to the Zoom web portal.
  6. In the navigation menu, click User Management then Users.
  7. Click Import.
  8. Click the Update Users tab.
  9. Click Upload CSV File.
  10. Click the CSV file you created, then click Open.
    Note: If you're having issues updating a user's phone number, you have to manually update their number by accessing their profile
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