Export, back up or restore contacts

You can use your computer to transfer contacts to another email account.

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 that you don't need.

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Select one of the following:
    • A single contact: Tick the box next to the contact name.
    • Multiple contacts: Tick the boxes next to all of the contacts that you want to export.
    • All contacts: Tick the box next to any contact and in the top left, click Selection actions and then All.
  3. In the top right, 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 Google Contacts for work or school, you can’t select all contacts in the directory.
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