How to Import Contacts to Gmail from Facebook

Gmail is not only one of the most popular email services but it is also one of the central areas where people store their contacts. However, with the advent of Facebook, many of our contact details find a home in our Facebook friends list. How do we combine the two? This tutorial will show how to export our contacts from Facebook to Gmail.

There is no easy process to do this. However, it is possible.

First we will need a Yahoo mail ID. So if you do not have one, create one here.

Then log in to your Yahoo account and go to the Contacts tab.

Go to the Tools menu and choose export.

From the various options select Facebook.

Enter your Facebook ID and password.

Allow sharing of your contacts with Yahoo.

Then again from the Tools drop-down menu, choose the export option.

For exporting choose the option of Yahoo CSV.  Give a file-name and save.

Then log in to your Gmail account and go to the Contacts page. From the “More Actions” drop-down menu, select the import option.

Choose the saved Yahoo contact file from your computer using the Browse option and click Import.

All your contact email addresses are now in Gmail also ready to be mailed at a second’s notice.

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  • Steven Fedrick

    This is straightforward and handy.

  • No

    Only appears to glean the name and email addresses. No DOB and/or Phone #s.

  • Alejo

    Tried it but it won’t let me export more than 126 contacts. 🙁

    • Alejo

      Er, duh, I meant more than *50* contacts. 🙁

  • kylee jo

    dose it import them right away? cuz all i get when i do it is a thing that say if you need to restart then press restart and ive had it up for like 10mins?

  • ritesh

    good way to import and it works

  • Vivek Todi

    When I use the export all function at Yahoo! it merely exports contacts from Yahoo, it doesn’t export the contacts which have been imported from Facebook. :'(

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