How To Synchronise Gmail contacts with Microsoft Outlook

How To Synchronise Gmail contacts with Microsoft Outlook

Facing problem to transferring contacts of gmail to outlook? Don’t worry, exporting your Gmail contacts from Gmail to Outlook can be done with just a few clicks.

 

How To Synchronise Gmail contacts with Microsoft Outlook:

You cannot synchronize your Gmail contacts directly with Outlook. But you can export your contacts from Google Mail and then store them in Outlook. In the first step, export your Gmail contacts as a CSV file so that you can import them in Outlook in the second step. To do this, log in, either directly into Google Contacts under https://contacts.google.com/, or open Gmail and then select “Contacts”. Click on “More” on the left side and select “Export”.

You will then be prompted to switch to the old view of Google Contacts. In this view, click on “More” on top and select “Export” again. Select the option “All Contacts” to export all the contacts. As format, select “Outlook CSV format” and click on “Export”. Save the file “contacts.csv” in a directory where you will be able to find them quickly, for example, on the desktop.

The second step it to import the contacts to Outlook. Note that the following instruction refers to Outlook 2016, and it may be slightly different in older versions. Start Outlook, click on “File” and select “Open and Export”, subsequently click on “Import/Export”. A new window – “Import/Export Assistant” will open. Select the option “Import from other programs or files” and confirm by clicking on “Next”. Select “values separated by separator” as file type. In the next step, select the file downloaded just now.

Thereafter, select one of the import options, for instance “Do not allow duplicates” and click on “Next”. Define “Contacts” as the target folder and confirm it again by clicking on “Next”. Important: Do not click immediately on “Finish” now but on “Assign user-defined fields” first.

Now drag the names from Google, via Drag Drop, from the left column to the appropriate term on the right – for example, “First Name”. By clicking on the small Plus icon, you can display the sub-points of the various categories. Click on OK and then on “Finish” to close the process. The contacts exported from Gmail earlier, will now be imported in Outlook.

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