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How to Export Contacts from G Suite – Ultimate Solution

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Published By Ashwani Tiwari
Tej Pratap Shukla
Approved By Tej Pratap Shukla
Published On December 29th, 2022

Google Apps (G Suite) is a cloud-native suite of productivity apps such as Gmail, Docs, Contacts, Calendar, and more. Many users want to export contacts from G Suite to be kept as a backup or to import them into other applications. In this blog, we will provide you with the different methods using which you can back up and export Google contacts to VCF or CSV on the local storage system.

#1. Using the Export Feature of Google Mail

This method defines how you can take backups of individual G Suite users by accessing the Gmail account one at a time.

  • Open Google Mail from your G Suite account.
  • On the left panel, click on the down arrow beside Mail and select Contacts.
  • Now, click on More and choose the Export option.

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  • Select All contacts and set the Export format (CSV recommended) as per your requirements.

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  • Choose the destination location to save the file. All your Google Apps contacts are now successfully exported.

This will export contacts from G Suite application. If you wish to backup only selective contacts, select the contact from the list before choosing the More > Export option.

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#2. Using the Google TakeOut Feature

Similar to the first option, this method is also designed for exporting individual Google account contacts. You will have to carry out the steps for each user one at a time.

  • Go to https://takeout.google.com and log in using your Google Mail credentials.
  • Uncheck all sections beside Google Contacts and click Next.

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  • Now, set the file type to .zip and set the delivery method to send the download link via email.

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  • Click on Create Archive. Within a few hours, you will receive an email with the download link
  • Open that email and click on Download Archive.
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#3. How to Export Contacts from G Suite With Robust Software

This is the best method in terms of batch exporting contacts from the G Suite account. If you are a G Suite admin and have to take backup of multiple users at once, then opt for this solution. It has the ability to export G Suite Calendar to Outlook.

Note:- If you wish to convert your G suite data into MSG, EML, PST, and MBOX file format. Then, you can try G Suite Exporter Tool. Free download this tool on your PC to check the working efficiency. In the demo, users can free export two user accounts.

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This will move all the emails, calendars, and contacts, into a Google account simultaneously. The application is specially designed with a user-friendly interface which makes it simple for all users to work with it.

Quick Steps:

Step 1: Launch the software on your system

Step 2: Choose the google apps category for backup

Step 3: Select the mailbox items to backup

Step 4: Hit start button to backup G suite emails

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  • Select G Suite for exporting contacts from the G Suite account.  
  • Choose Contacts from the category list google workspace contacts
  • Enter G Suite creds and other details. backup google apps account
  • Set destination folder for exported contacts.
  • Enter the list of user accounts to extract contacts from.
  • Click on Start to begin the G suite contact backup process. google g suite contact

Note: This tool can take backup of 4 different data categories in G Suite: Emails, Contacts, Calendars & Docs. It can also export data of multiple Google Apps user at once. Moreover, you can choose the users whose data(contacts, and other items) you wish to take backup of. It is capable enough to import G suite email to Outlook without any hassle.

Final Verdict

This blog is all about the query i.e., how to backup contacts of Google Apps account. The blog explains three different methods to export contacts from G Suite. The first two solutions can easily help you accomplish your task but only for one G Suite user. They are not intended for G Suite admin to batch export multiple user accounts at once. While the third solution is a third-party tool that allows you to backup contacts from G Suite or Google Apps concurrently for all G suite domain users. It also helps to export G suite to PST and hence works as an all-around backup tool for G Suite users.