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How To Import your Outlook.com Contacts to your Gmail Account

If you’ve been a long time user of Hotmail, you’ve probably been switched over to the new revamped Outlook.com.

Export Outlook.com Contacts

First, you’ll need to export your contacts from your Outlook.com. Log in to your account and click the arrow next to the Outlook logo on the top left side of the screen.

outlook.com to gmail contacts

Then select People.

outlook.com to gmail contacts people

Then click Manage > Export. Then download the CSV file that contains all of your contacts and save it to a convenient location on your computer.

outlook.com to gmail contacts people manage

Import Contacts to Gmail

Now log in to your Gmail account and click the arrow next to Gmail then Contacts.

outlook.com to gmail contacts open

Then go to More > Import.

outlook.com to gmail contacts more

Browse for the Excel CSV file saved from Outlook.com and click Import.

outlook.com to gmail contacts excel

Your contacts will be imported and will show up in a folder which you can find on the right side of the screen.

outlook.com to gmail contacts imported

Gmail will ask you whether you want them merged with existing ones, which I recommend to avoid duplicates. After you’ve clicked Find & merge duplicates, and confirmed duplicates to merge, all should be in perfect working order.

outlook.com to gmail contacts duplicates

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One Response to How To Import your Outlook.com Contacts to your Gmail Account

  1. Bonnie Rauwerdink June 3, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    You are so smart. Thanks for sharing so much great information.

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