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Google Contacts of Google Workspace (earlier known as G Suite) is a great online storage space for all Gmail contacts. It has various powerful facilities like accessibility, sharing, merging & fix, label creation, import, export, and printing. 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. Due to personal and professional requirements, users need offline access to contacts, which is why they download them to their system. Let us explore downloading or backing 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 in various applications and create a zip file to keep the information.
The manual way to backup or download Google Contacts is worthwhile only when users need to download all the contacts to the system or a few contacts from a small list. Then it would be easier for them to choose rather than search for the desired contacts from the long list of contacts. Also the other shortcoming is the limited download formats. Google CSV is only convenient for Google platforms; Outlook CSV requires import in Microsoft Outlook, and vCard format is only suitable for the Mac environment.
So, considering all 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 their PC from a G Suite account’s single/multiple user mailboxes. 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 using 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.