UPDATE: (Potential breaking change) Removed the ability to configure gSyncit to sync Outlook contacts with deprecated Google Contacts / People internal system labels including Blocked, Chat Contacts, Coworkers, Family, Friends, and Shared.
The Google People Membership API introduced in gSyncit v5.5 deprecated support for many internal system
contacts labels / groups (e.g. family, coworker, friends). These deprecated groups were not accounted for when gSyncit v5.5 was released. Customers syncing with these deprecated groups will notice they can sync from Google to Outlook but syncing changes from Outlook to Google will fail as a result of the Google contact label assignment being read-only due to the label being deprecated by Google.
Due to this change gSyncit will no longer allow selecting these deprecated labels on the sync mappings. Existing unedited sync mappings will continue to reference to deprecated groups but you may encounter issues syncing changes from Outlook to Google until the sync mapping is updated to point to non-system groups.
If you are syncing with
specific Google contacts system groups (e.g. Friends, Coworkers, Family, Chat Contacts, ...) then you need to update your Google Contacts to move your contacts to equivalent labels that you create. Then update the gSyncit Contact sync mapping to point to the new group. This ensure contacts synced from Outlook to Google Contacts can be assigned to the expected groups. For example, if you are currently syncing your Outlook contacts with a label/group called "Friends" you will need to explicitly create a groups/label in Google contacts called "Friends" and update the gSyncit Contacts Mappings to sync
with this new "Friends" group.
If you are currently using the option to auto sync Outlook categories with Google groups then no changes are required. The new groups will be created automatically during the sync process.