When you change your email address, it may be difficult to transfer your contacts from one account to another. Fortunately, there are several tools that allow you to easily and painlessly export and transfer your contacts from one account to another. In this guide we will explain how to export Gmail contacts, so you can transfer them to any other account, even clients other than Google.
How to export Gmail contacts
Following the steps below, you’ll find out how to export contacts from Gmail and transfer your entire address book from your Google email account to any other service or mail client with minimal effort.
First, go to the “Contacts” section of Gmail. To do so, you will have to connect to your account and, in the initial screen, press the Gmail sign in the upper left (located above the “write” button), then select the “Contacts” item.
At this point a new window will open which will show on the right the list of Contacts saved on your account and on the left the options menu (if on the left you do not see the options, just press the button on the top left with the three lines to open them). Exactly, among the items of the latter menu you will find the option that will allow you to export your contacts. Here’s how to do it.
Procedure to export Gmail contacts
- In the options menu on the left, press the “More” button and then on the “Export” message from the menu that appears.
- In some cases, it may be necessary to access the previous version to continue the procedure. In the case, click on the item “go to the previous version of Contacts” to be redirected to an additional page of Gmail contacts. In this case, all you have to do is press the “Other” button at the top of the search bar, and then click on “Export”.
- you will be asked whether to export all the contacts in the phonebook or only those belonging to a specific group. If you wish to export all of them, obviously, the words “All contacts” will appear. You can also choose to export only certain contacts, choosing them manually from the Gmail address book.
- Once you have selected the option you want, you can choose the format from three different options: Google CSV format, Outlook CSV format or vCard format. With the CSV format, you can open them with Microsoft Excel to check their integrity.
At this point all you have to do is press the “Export” button to download the file with a list of all your Gmail contacts on your PC.
Once you’ve got the file, all you need to do is import it to the account or mail service you want, like Yahoo Mail, Outlook, Hotmail and others. Easy, no?