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Google Contacts of Google Workspace (earlier known as G Suite) is a great online storage space for Gmail contacts with its powerful facilities like anywhere accessibility, sharing, merge & fix, label creation, import, export, and print. Though many users prefer to maintain these contacts online, some prefer to continue using these contacts in the desktop email client application or backup G Suite contacts/calendars to Outlook PST. To fulfill different personal and business requirements like account mergers, these online contacts need to be downloaded on the system. Let us explore the ways to download or backup Google Contacts to the local system.
Google has an export feature using which you can download or backup selected or all Google Contacts to three file formats – Google CSV, Outlook CSV, or vCard (for iOS Contacts). Let us see the steps in the download process.
Hence the manual method of downloading single, specific, or all Google Contacts is explained.
Google Takeout is an online service that can export all data present in various applications and it creates a zip file to keep the information in it.
The manual way to backup or download Google Contacts is useful when users need to download all of the Google Contacts to the system or want to download selected contacts from a small list of contacts. Then it would be easier for them to make the selection rather than search for the desired contacts from the long list of contacts. Also, the other thing which makes this method of download unfavorable is the type of download formats – Google CSV, which can be used conveniently on the Google platform only; Outlook CSV, which requires import in the Microsoft Outlook application; and vCard format, which is suitable for the Mac environment only.
So, we can say, owing to these limitations, users might require an alternative solution to download specific Google Contacts from a long list into a more convenient-to-use file format. Let us check out this in our next segment.
Using the most reliable and powerful Kernel G Suite Backup tool, users can automatically download Google Contacts to PC from single/multiple user mailboxes of a G Suite account. It allows to select Contacts manually and apply filters for the selective download and export even from a long Contacts list. The tool backups Contacts to more convenient file formats such as PST for direct use in Outlook. Apart from the Google Contacts backup, it allows users to backup data from G Suite account applications like Gmail, Calendar/Appointments, etc.
In the blog, we have explained the use of the Export feature on the Google Contacts user interface to download single, selected, or all contacts to the system in the desired format. It also recommends a better alternative (an automated solution) to backup selected contacts from a long list of Google Contacts.