How to Import Contacts to Google Contacts​

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Contacts users

You can import contacts exported from another Google account or application such as Outlook or iOS Contacts.

What files can you import contacts from?

  • The contacts need to be in .csv – Comma-separated values or .vcf – vCard file format.
  • Admins can’t do this for other users like they can do with emails. Each user has to do this on their own.

Exporting contacts from another Google account

How to import contacts to Google Contacts step-by-step with images

Step 1

How to Import Contacts to Google Contacts - Step 1

In Google Contacts at, select Import on the left.

Step 2

How to Import Contacts to Google Contacts - Step 2

If you want to add the contacts to a specific label, click No Label and select a label or create a new label.

If you don’t select a label, you will import the contacts to the Contacts section without a label.

Click Select file.

Step 3

How to Import Contacts to Google Contacts - Step 3

Find and select the .csv or .vcf file and click Open.

If you have more than 3,000 contacts, split them into multiple files to avoid errors.

Note that there is a total limit of contacts you can have, which is 25,000.

Step 4

How to Import Contacts to Google Contacts - Step 4

Click Import.

Step 5

How to Import Contacts to Google Contacts - Step 5

The imported contacts appear in a new label on the left, named Imported on -the current date-

A message on top asks you if you want to find any duplicate contacts and merge them.

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