How To Import Contacts From Gmail To Mailchimp

Should you wish to transfer your contact list from Gmail into MailChimp, there’s a simple procedure you can follow. This guide will take you through each stage of the process in detail.

Step 1: Export Your Contacts from Gmail

The first step in importing your contacts from Gmail to MailChimp is to export them from Gmail. To do this, open your Gmail account and click on the “Make a copy” button in the top right corner of the screen.

Next, select “Google Sheets” as the format for your exported contacts. This will create a spreadsheet that contains all of your contacts’ information.

Step 2: Prepare Your Spreadsheet

Once you have exported your contacts from Gmail, you’ll need to prepare the spreadsheet for import into MailChimp. To do this, open the spreadsheet in Google Sheets and make sure that all of the columns are labeled correctly.

MailChimp requires that certain fields be included in your spreadsheet, such as first name, last name, email address, and any other custom fields you may have created. Make sure that these fields are included and labeled correctly before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Import Your Spreadsheet into MailChimp

Once your spreadsheet is prepared, it’s time to import it into MailChimp. Log in to your MailChimp account and navigate to the “Lists” section of the dashboard.

Click on the “Import Contacts” button and select “Google Sheets” as the source for your import. Follow the prompts to select the spreadsheet you want to import and map the fields in your spreadsheet to the corresponding fields in MailChimp.

Step 4: Review Your Import

After importing your contacts into MailChimp, it’s important to review the results to ensure that everything went smoothly. Check the “Import History” section of your MailChimp account to see how many contacts were successfully imported and any errors or warnings that may have occurred.


Importing contacts from Gmail to MailChimp is a simple process that can save you time and effort when managing your email marketing campaigns. By following these steps, you can ensure that your contacts are imported accurately and efficiently.