How do I import my contacts from Gmail?

Modified on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at 02:37 PM

Follow the steps below to have a successful import of your Gmail contacts:


  1. Go to your contact list in Gmail.
  2. Click on the ‘More’ button and than ‘Export’.
  3. Choose export format ‘Google CSV’ and click on ‘Export’.
  4. Your file will be downloaded on your computer. Keep in mind where it is placed.
  5. Open Microsoft Excel en choose a new sheet.
  6. Choose menu item ‘Data’ and select ‘Import external data > text’.
  7. Choose the Gmail .CSV file.
  8. As file type you select ‘Separate’ and click on ‘Next’.
  9. As separator you select ‘Comma’.
  10. Click on ‘Next’ and ‘Finish’.
  11. Open the data file in Excel or Numbers.
  12. Remove errors and weird punctuation like these * :::.
  13. Save the file on a place you remember in a minute.
  14. Open your SpinOffice.
  15. Go to Extra -> Import -> Contacts -> .CSV, XLS or .XLSX format
  16. Browse the file on your computer and select it.
  17. SpinOffice will show you what he found as data.
  18. You only have to match your columns with SpinOffice format.
  19. We help you with the matching.
  20. To have a successful match; the fields first name, surname and email address have to be filled.


SpinOffice guides you through the matching proces and gives you a signal when you can implement the import. This way we help you, we prevent failures in your data and you keep your database clean and up to date!

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