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How to Export Google Contacts

By Justin Pot · May 28, 2019
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Whether you're setting up a new Google account or switching to another service entirely, you don't have to leave your Google Contacts behind. Here's how to export your Google Contacts, manually or automatically.

How to Export Google Contacts to CSV or vCard

Head to contacts.google.com in your browser.

Google Contacts

Select the contacts you'd like to export by hovering over their display icon until a checkbox appears, then clicking the checkbox.

Google Contacts check boxes

If you'd like to export all of your contacts, you can. Simply select one contact, then click the selection button, which is in the left side of the menu bar. Click All.

Select all in Google Contacts

Now all of your contacts are selected. Next, click the three dots on the right side of the menu bar, then click Export.

Export button in Google Contacts

You can now export your contacts.

Export options in Google Contacts

There are three main options.

  • Google CSV, which you should use if you're planning on migrating your contacts to another Google account.

  • Outlook CSV, which you should use if you're planning on migrating your contacts to an Exchange Server or any Microsoft Outlook setup.

  • vCard, which you should use if you're planning on migrating your contacts to Apple's Contacts.

Make your selection, click Export, and you're done.

Automatically Export New Google Contacts

Want to send new Google Contacts to 1,500+ applications, automatically? We can help. With Zapier, you can set up automations, called Zaps, that can automatically grab new Google Contacts and send them to other applications.

For example, you could automatically send all new Google Contacts to Mailchimp:

Or you could connect Google Contacts to your CRM to send the contacts there:

Or, if you want, you could send your contacts over to a spreadsheet or database:

These are just a few examples. You can create your own automations to send new Google Contacts to any app you want, in any form you'd like. Get started here.

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Justin Pot

Justin Pot is a staff writer at Zapier based in Hillsboro, Oregon. He loves technology, people, and nature, not necessarily in that order. You can follow Justin on Twitter: @jhpot. You don't have to. But you can.

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