Export or back up contacts

Export contacts

To add your contacts to another email account, first download them as a CSV or vCard file. To clear up storage, export and then delete contacts you don't need.

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Select one of the following:
    • A single contact: Check the box next to the contact name.
    • Multiple contacts: Check the boxes next to all the contacts you want to export.
    • All contacts: Check the box next to any contact and in the top left, click Selection Actions and then All.
  3. In the top left, click More actions Moreand then Export.
  4. To back up your contacts, select Google CSV.
  5. To save your file, click Export.

Tip: If you use Contacts for work or school, you can’t select all contacts in the Directory.

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