How to Transfer Contacts from Gmail to Outlook

How to Transfer Google Contacts to Outlook


Guide on how to transfer Google contacts to Outlook


In May 2018, student Email accounts migrated from Google to Office 365. You can transfer any saved contacts from your former account to your new account.


  1. Log in to your former student email account through Gmail.
  2. Click "Mail" at the top-left corner of the page, and then click "Contacts."
    Screenshot of Gmail contacts link
  3. Click “More” at the top of the page under the search bar, and then click "Export."
    Screenshot of "More" and "Export" link
  4. Under "Which contacts do you want to export?" select "All Contacts." Under "Which export format?" be sure to select "Outlook CSV format (for importing into Outlook or another application)."
    Screenshot of export options
  5. Click "Export," and make sure to save the file and download it to your desktop (or a place you will remember) so it can be easily retrieved.
  6. Open your Outlook student email account by going to and logging in to your student email account.
  7. Click the Settings gear icon in the upper-right corner of the page. Then type "Import" in to the search box and click "Import your contacts."
    Screenshot of Outlook settings
  8. Click the Gmail icon.
    Screenshot of gmail logo
  9. You will see a set of instructions with a "Browse" button at the bottom of the page. Click "Browse."
    Screenshot of browse bar
  10. Select your Gmail contacts file and click "Open."
    Sample contacts icon
  11. Click "Upload."
  12. The contacts will now be in your contact list.


Key Words: Outlook, Gmail, Contacts, Transfer contacts

Article ID: 505
Created On: Thu, May 17, 2018 at 10:45 AM
Last Updated On: Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 11:44 AM

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