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Gmail, one of the most popular services offered by Google for both businesses and individuals, is an important part of the Google products ecosystem. Earlier, Google services weren’t as popular as Microsoft’s, specifically for businesses, but the search engine giant is now pacing up. Google has defined Gmail as a platform for individuals and businesses to fulfill all their basic needs like email, calendar, contact list, and more.
Among various Google features, Contacts is one. You can create, delete, update contacts in Gmail via a smartphone or on the web using a PC. And you can also export/import contacts in Gmail; it allows the user to export contacts from other email clients such as Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2019 (for desktop).
When a user wishes to export Outlook 2016 contacts and add them to Gmail, the question remains, how do they do that?
In this article, we’ll show you how to export Outlook 2016 contacts to Gmail via different approaches, emphasizing on details to make the process user-friendly.
You can export Outlook 2016 contacts to Gmail via two different methods in which the first method includes the use of Google Contacts and the second utilizes an advanced Outlook PST software.
Thus, starting with the first method, follow the steps given below to export Outlook 2016 contacts to Gmail:
Before you start the manual export process, it is necessary to keep the CSV File ready with all Outlook 2016 contacts stored inside.
To create the contacts CSV file, go through our guide on best practice to export Outlook 2016 contacts to CSV file.
Refresh to see the imported Outlook 2016 contacts. Also, you can access these contacts by clicking on Gmail’s contacts label.
As aforementioned, the second method makes use of an advanced Outlook Repair software, which is Kernel for Outlook PST Repair, a software with multiple features packed within.
It focuses on PST file repair & data recovery from corrupted or damaged PST data files and provides the option to export the data (such as Contacts alone) from corrupt/damaged/healthy PST(s) to different email platforms for both web & desktop such as, Office 365, GroupWise, IBM Domino, Microsoft Exchange Server, Gmail, AOL, iCloud, and more.
The tool has an upper-hand over the manual approach, as there stands no need to create the CSV file. Thus, the whole process of exporting Outlook contacts to Gmail happens in flow, leaving no room for mistakes or doubts as with the steps in the manual method.
For hassle-free and smooth export of Outlook contacts to Gmail, download the tool and follow the steps provided below. This process comprises of two parts, as follows:
Done, you’ve exported Outlook 2016 contacts to Gmail successfully.
Out of the two distinct approaches to export Outlook contacts to Gmail, we’d suggest going with the second method, as it not only simplifies the whole export process, but also minimizes the number of clicks you would need to make, and it all happens inside the interface of our Outlook PST software. And in case if your Outlook 2016 contacts are missing from the mailbox or lost/deleted by mistake then, go through our article on tips to recover deleted contacts in Outlook 2016 to restore contacts.