How To Export Contacts To Gmail

If you’ve ever switched email accounts, you know how tedious it can be to manually transfer all your contacts. Thankfully, if you’re moving to Gmail, they’ve made the process quite simple and hassle-free. In this guide, we’ll go through the steps on how to export contacts to Gmail.

Step 1: Prepare Your Contacts for Export

Before you can export your contacts to Gmail, you need to have them ready in a format that Gmail can understand. This will usually be a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file or a vCard file.

If your contacts are stored in another email system like Yahoo or Outlook, you can export them directly into a CSV file from these platforms. Each platform will have a different method, but it usually involves going to your contacts, selecting an “Export” option, and choosing the CSV format.

Step 2: Import Contacts into Gmail

Once you have your CSV or vCard file ready, you can import it into Gmail. Here’s how:

  • Log into your Gmail account.
  • Click on the Google apps icon (9 dots) in the top right corner.
  • Select “Contacts”.
  • In the Contacts interface, select “Import”.
  • Click “Select file” and navigate to your CSV or vCard file.
  • Click “Import”.
//Sample code
// Log into Gmail

// Open Google apps

// Go to Contacts

// Initiate import

// Choose file

// Finalize Import

Note: If you are importing a large number of contacts, it may take a few minutes for all of them to appear in your Gmail contacts list.


And there you have it! You’ve successfully exported your contacts to Gmail. By importing a CSV or vCard file directly into Gmail, you save yourself a lot of time and effort. You can now easily access all your important contacts right from your Gmail account.