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Import Contacts from Excel to Google Contacts – Instant Solution

Sherry James | Modified: 2021-03-24T12:29:52+00:00

If you want to import contacts from Excel to Google Contacts, you must make sure your contacts are first converted to vCard format. Some users have a huge amount of contacts stored in an Excel sheet which is required to be saved as VCF file since Google doesn’t support importing XLS/XLSX files. This creates an issue for the users who have no knowledge of exporting the files to Gmail manually.

Now, as we know that Microsoft Excel is used to store and manage a huge amount of data and mostly users prefer saving contacts in the spreadsheet. This spreadsheet stores details like first name, last name, phone number, email address, etc. The data is saved in XLS/XLSX file formats that are known to be non-accessible in Google contacts which is why this blog explains the solutions to import contacts from Excel to Google Contacts.

Let’s understand the need for such solution by taking a look at the following user query.

User QueryThere are multiple contacts that I want to add to Gmail that are stored in an Excel spreadsheet as Gmail helps with accessing contacts on my mobile. Although, I have no clue on how to do that since I know that XLS files are not supported in by Gmail. Is here any solution that can help me out in this situation? I really need some contacts to be saved on Gmail that are pretty important.

We have found various users asking similar queries for which we have decided to write this blog. Let’s get going!

What Are the Approaches to Import Contacts from Excel to Google Contacts?

Here, we have got two solutions that users can make use of and choose which one is the right one for them. Both the methods are divided in two parts i.e. conversion and importation. Check out these methods as shown below:

Both the solutions are explained below. Let’s get started with the first method.

Instant Approach to Import Contacts from Excel to Google Contacts

Google contacts only support CSV and vCard file formats to import the contacts and access them. With the help of the Excel to vCard Converter you can easily convert your files and save them as vCard files to your local storage device. Since vCard is an electronic business card, it stores the details of the contacts and is compatible with Android, Outlook, Google Contacts, iPhone etc.

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This tool will easily convert the data files with no risk of data loss and no file-size restrictions. It is compatible with all the Windows versions such as Windows 10, 8, 7, and below versions. There are various features offered by this tool to import contacts from Excel to Google Contacts that you can make full use of as listed below:

  • It offers an option to Map Excel columns with the vCard fields
  • Preview the Excel spreadsheet with all the rows and columns
  • Capable of converting multiple Excel files in batch mode
  • Option to create a single VCF file for every contact
  • There is an option to import empty email addresses as well
  • Also, provides multiple naming convention option during the migration process
  • It is important to have Excel installed on your system during the conversion

Other than this, the tool has a pretty easy-to-understand interface which makes the conversion procedure easier to undertake. Let’s take a look at the steps for it.

Section 1 – What Are the Steps to Convert Excel Files?

Follow the listed steps to start the process to import contacts from Excel to Google Contacts:

1. Download the software and click on the Browse button to add the files to the software.

excel to vcard

2. Select the files from the storage and click on the Open button. Hit Next.

browse excel contacts

3. Now, map the Excel Fields with the vCard Fields and hit Next.

 mapping of attributes

4. Mark Allow Empty Email Address to be Imported option and choose the vCard version as per your requirement.

convert contacts with empty email address

5. Click on the Change button and choose the desired location for the result. Hit Convert.

conversion process

Once the process is completed you will be able to view the converted files in your desired location. Let’s get going to the method to import these files to Google Contacts.

Section 2 – Import Contacts from Excel to Google Contacts Post-Conversion

1. Enter the credentials for your Gmail account to log in.


2. Select the Google Apps icon and choose Contacts from there.


3. Now, a new window will open up. Click on the Import option there.


4. Choose the Select File option and choose the vCard file you have just converted.


5. Once the files are added, hit the Import button and wait for the process to finish.

This way, all your contacts will be imported to Gmail without any data loss in an accessible file format. Now, for those users who want go for not so reliable but a free method. Skip to the next section.

Manually Import Contacts from Excel to Google Contacts

The manual solution is also divided in two different segments that we are going to explain below. First, we will be converting the files into CSV format and the import the converted data into Gmail. Following segments contain the methods for each.

Section 1 – Converting Excel Spreadsheet to CSV

1. Start by arranging the information properly in an Excel sheet.
2. Create separate rows and columns for the First Name, Last Name, Phone Number, etc.
3. Click on the File tab and choose Save As option.
4. Mark CSV format and hit Save.

Now, complete the process by importing these files.

Section 2 – Import Contacts from Excel to Google Contacts as CSV Format

For this method, follow the steps shown in the section 2 of the instant solution. You just have to add the CSV file that you converted and follow the procedure as same.

Closing Lines

Contacts are an integral part for a user as these contacts hold a lot of information about a user than just the name and the number like company name, email address, home address, etc. All of this information can easily be stored in an Excel spreadsheet since it stores data in rows and columns. Now, these contact files cannot be used in the mobile phone of a user. For that, users have to import contacts from Excel to Google Contacts to be able to use these contacts from their phones as well.