Importing Contacts from Outlook to Gmail is not very difficult as the program makes it easy for us. It’s only matter of doing it right. In the previous article we talked about “How to change and migrate to a new Gmail account” and in this article, we will show you how to import Contacts from Outlook to Gmail using a simple method.
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How to Import Contacts from Outlook to Gmail? – Here is the solution
Open your Outlook and Click on the “File” from top left corner.
On the left side, you will see the options. Click on “Open & Export” and on the other side, click the “Import/Export“.
The Import and Export Wizard window box will display. Select the “Export to a file” then click “Next>”
Then select Select “Comma Separated Values” and click the “Next>“.
Click/Select the “Contacts” in the Select folder from the box under the email account. Then click “Next>“.
Then you should choose a location by clicking on “Browse” button a window will open where you can navigate a folder to save your .csv file. (You can save on desktop or other folder and name the file as Contacts.csv). Then click “OK”
Click “Next>” you will be directed to the last screen where you can Tick on “Export ‘Contacts’ from folder: Contacts” and click on “Map Custom Fields” button.
We need to do the mapping (“Map Custom Fields”) because some of the fields in Outlook address book does not match the destination you’re importing to in .csv file. So in this case, another window will open where you can drag the Outlook value from the list on the right to the field in the .csv file on the left that most closely resembles it. When you are done with mapping, click the “Finish Button” to finally finish the process of exporting.
Next what you have to do it to log in to your Gmail Account or just go to this link: https://contacts.google.com/. Then from the right side, you should see “Go to the old version“. Click on it and it will take you to an old version.
Then you will see “More” button on the top (under the search bar). Click on it and then click on “Import”
Then choose the file (the one you saved as contacts.csv) and click on “Import” button.
Didn’t import? Here is why
There are possibilities the contacts will not be imported. It is because you didn’t have contacts in your Outlook. To add contacts to Outlook, follow the steps below and when you are done, simply follow the same steps from the top again.
Steps to add contacts in Outlook
Go to outlook and click at the icon right down (2 people icon or 2 head icon) then at “B” double click and then at “C” start adding the contacts and save
The newly imported contacts will not be merged into your main contacts list. They will get their own group. You can click on “Imported (date)” from the left side to see the contacts
NOTE: In case you still don’t see the contacts listed, refresh the web page.