Adding a shared SharePoint contact list to Outlook in new experiences

It's well documented (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/differences-between-the-new-and-classic-experiences-for-lists-and-libraries-30e1aab0-a5cc-4363-b7f2-09e2ae07d4dc) that the new experience for SharePoint lists (inc. contact lists) doesn't have the ribbon and therefore there are several key functions not available. Specifically "Connect to Outlook" - which can be used to add a shared SharePoint contact list into Outlook, e.g. for an organisation-wide easily accessible address book.

AFAIK, the only fix is to switch back to classic view. However, considering that classic views are often phased out, is there an alternative way to add a SharePoint list to Outlook? It's been quite a while since the new view was implemented.

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Hi Rob,

 

The Connect to Outlook feature in only available in the classic SharePoint experience. There is no other way to connect to Outlook in the modern experience. I would suggest you submit your request to our SharePoint user voice. This is the best way to make our products better for you and others.

 

Thanks for your understanding.

 

Regards,

Ran

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