How to import contacts to Gmail

Updated: 09/07/2019 by Computer Hope
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With so many e-mail services and clients available, it's not surprising that users would want to switch around or have multiple accounts. Most users have many contacts in whichever service they are currently utilizing. Consequently, re-entering all of them into a new account would be a time-consuming process. Below are instructions for how you can import contacts into a Gmail account.

How to import contacts to Gmail

  1. Open your Gmail account and sign in if prompted.
  2. In the top-right corner of the screen, click on the Google Apps menu Gmail Apps button icon.
  3. Click More at the bottom of the menu that appears.

More options in Gmail

  1. Scroll down and select the Contacts icon.

Gmail contacts

  1. On the left side of the Contacts page, click More (A), and then Import (B).

Import contacts selector Gmail

  1. Click the Select file button in the prompt that appears.

Select file import button in Gmail

  1. Browse to and select the CSV or vCard file containing your contacts.
  2. Click the Import button to import the contacts.

Import selector in Gmail