How to update your Microsoft Outlook contacts from Gmail

By David Pirog – Posted: May 21, 2014

Stage 1:

  1. Log in to gmail.com
  2. Click the ‘Gmail’ drop down near the top left and select ‘Contacts’
  3. Select the ‘More’ drop down and pick ‘Export
  4. A popup will load. Check the ‘All contacts’ and “Outlook CSV format’ radio boxes

Stage 2:

Import contacts from a CSV file or from Excel into Outlook:

  1. Select File | Import and Export… from the menu in Outlook.
  2. Make sure Import from another program or file is highlighted.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Now make sure Comma Separated Values (Windows) is selected.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Use the Browse … button then select the desired file.
  7. Typically, choose Do not import duplicate items.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Select the Outlook folder you want to import the contacts to. This will usually be your Contacts folder.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Now click Finish.

And you’re all done.


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