Import / Export Gmail Contact

Import Gmail Contacts

1. Create a custom CSV file, or export the address book from your other webmail provider or email client as a CSV file.

2. Sign in to Gmail.

3. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.

Gmail menu

4. From the More actions dropdown menu, select Import....

Gmail contacts menu

5. Click the Choose File button.

Gmail import contacts tool

Export Gmail Contacts

1. Sign in to Gmail.

2. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.

Gmail menu

3. From the More actions drop-down menu, select Export....

Gmail contacts menu

4. Choose whether to export all contacts or only one group.

Gmail export contacts tool

5. Select the format in which you'd like to export your contacts' information. Please note, some of these formats can lose some contact information.

  • To transfer contacts between Google accounts, use the Google CSV format. This is the recommended way to back up your Google Contacts.
  • To transfer contacts to Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, or various other apps, use the Outlook CSV format.
  • To transfer contacts to Apple Address Book, use the vCard format.

6. Click Export.

7. Choose Save to Disk then click OK.

8. Select a location to save your file, and click OK.

Download

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