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    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on exporting Google Contacts to a CSV file. In an age where data portability and accessibility are paramount, the ability to efficiently transfer contacts to another email account, share them across various devices, or clear up storage without losing valuable connections is essential. Leveraging the simplicity of CSV files, which are compatible with a wide range of applications including MS Excel and text editors, enhances productivity and facilitates seamless data management. On this page, we'll delve into what Google Contacts is, the step-by-step process of exporting your contacts to a CSV file, the practical use cases for this method, and introduce Sourcetable as a powerful alternative to CSV exports for dynamic and ongoing contact synchronization. Plus, we'll answer your most pressing questions about exporting Google Contacts to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience.

    What is Google Contacts?

    Google Contacts is a contact management tool developed by Google LLC, designed to store and organize contact information for both personal and professional use. As a type of service, it allows users to keep track of the people they communicate with, encompassing basic details such as names, email addresses, and phone numbers, as well as extended information including physical addresses, employer information, and job titles.

    This service is integrated within Google's suite of web applications, making it a convenient choice for users who require seamless operation with other Google services. Google Contacts is especially popular among small businesses due to its free and budget-friendly nature, offering a comprehensive solution for contact management without additional costs.

    Through features provided by Google Contacts Manager, users can manage personal contacts, contact groups, and even see contacts from their organization's Google Apps Directory. However, the Contacts Manager is private and the information within it is not shared with other users, ensuring a degree of privacy and control over personal contact information.

    Exporting Google Contacts to a CSV File

    Method 1: Exporting Multiple Selected Contacts

    To export a select number of contacts from Google Contacts, first navigate to Google Contacts. Then, check the box next to each contact you wish to export. Once you've selected the desired contacts, click on "More actions" and choose "Export". For a backup compatible with Google services, select "Google CSV", then click "Export" to download your CSV file.

    Method 2: Exporting All Contacts

    If you need to export all your contacts, go to Google Contacts and tick the box next to any contact. Click "Selection actions" and then "All" to select all contacts. Follow this by clicking "More actions" and choose "Export". Select "Google CSV" to back up all contacts, then click "Export" to download the full CSV file.

    Post-Export Cleanup

    After exporting your contacts, you might want to delete any contacts that are no longer needed. This will help to clear up storage. Remember to review your contacts carefully before deleting to ensure you do not remove any important information.

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    Streamline Your Workflow with Sourcetable

    Transition from the traditional, multi-step process of exporting your Google Contacts to a CSV file and then importing them into a spreadsheet program. Choose Sourcetable to elevate your productivity and data management. Sourcetable's ability to sync live data from a vast array of apps and databases, including Google Contacts, allows you to automatically consolidate your information directly into its intuitive spreadsheet interface. This seamless integration not only saves you valuable time but also ensures that your data is always up-to-date, providing a dynamic and efficient alternative to static CSV exports.

    Embrace the power of automation with Sourcetable. By eliminating the need for manual data transfers, you can focus on what truly matters—analysis and business intelligence. Sourcetable's platform is designed for ease of use, mirroring the spreadsheet environments you are already familiar with, while also offering advanced querying capabilities. This combination of automation, real-time data syncing, and user-friendly design positions Sourcetable as a superior tool for managing your contact data and enhancing your business strategies.

    Common Use Cases

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      Export your Gmail contacts to CSV to use them on another device
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      Convert your Gmail contacts to CSV to use them with other email clients
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      Export all of your contacts from Gmail to CSV to make sharing them with others easier
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      Export selected contacts from Gmail to CSV to only share some of your contacts

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I export my Google contacts to a CSV file?

    To export your contacts, go to Google Contacts, select the contacts you want to export by ticking the boxes next to their names, click More actions > Export, choose Google CSV, and then click Export to save your file.

    Can I export only a few selected contacts from Google Contacts?

    Yes, to export multiple contacts, tick the boxes next to the contacts you wish to export, then follow the steps to export them as a CSV file.

    How can I export all my Google contacts at once?

    To export all contacts, tick the box next to any contact, click 'Selection actions' in the top left, select 'All', and then proceed to export.

    Is it possible to export contacts from Google Contacts to another email account?

    Yes, you can export your contacts to another email account by downloading them as a CSV or vCard file and then importing them into the other email account.

    How can exporting contacts to a CSV help with storage?

    Exporting contacts and then deleting the ones you don't need can help clear up storage in your Google account.


    Exporting your Google Contacts to a CSV file is a straightforward process that can be accomplished using your computer to ensure your contacts are easily transferable to another email account, backed up for safekeeping, or removed to free up storage space. To perform the export, simply go to Google Contacts, select the desired contacts, choose 'Export' from the More actions menu, select Google CSV as the format to back up your contacts, and click 'Export' to save your file. While exporting to CSV is useful, you can streamline this process with Sourcetable by importing your data directly into a spreadsheet, without the need for intermediate files. Sign up for Sourcetable today to get started and simplify your data management.

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