Complete Steps to Import Excel Contacts into Gmail

For contacts management, MS Excel is a preferred choice of users. Reason being, it helps to arrange contacts and related fields in tabular form. If there is need to export Excel (XLS/XLSX) file contacts into Gmail, there is no direct solution available for the same. The option to be adopted in this case is converting Excel file to vCard and then open vCard in Gmail. Once the contacts gets transferred from Excel to Gmail then only users get access of VCF contacts in Gmail platform.


vCard is simply an electronic business card that stores contact information like email address, contact number, full name, images, website address etc. vCard has .vcf extension and is widely popular because it is supported by multiple applications like desktop email clients i.e. Outlook, Lotus Notes, Smartphone's like Apple iOs, Android and platforms like Mac, Windows, and iCloud etc.

How to Export Contacts from Excel to vCard?


Now, we will discuss the steps for exporting contacts from Excel into vCard file format.


  • Open Excel to vCard converter tool, click on "browse" to add Excel file and then software shows preview of loaded Excel file and click on "Next"

    convert excel contacts to vcard to open it in gmail

  • Once the Excel file is successfully added, you need to map the Excel fields with vCard fields and click on "Add". After mapping is done, click on "Next"

    map the field of excel with vcard fields

  • Once the Excel file is successfully added, you need to map the Excel fields with vCard fields and click on "Add". After mapping is done, click on "Next". Here, you will get 3 export options:

    • Select "Single vCard file for all contacts" option to import multiple contacts from Excel to vCard format.
    • Also select "Allow Empty Email Address" to be imported

    start conversion process and then easily open vcard in gmail

  • All contacts from Excel file are now converted into vCard file which can be easily imported into Gmail

How to Import VCF File to Gmail Contacts?

  • Sign-in to Gmail account, click on top-left corner and from drop down menu, and select "Contacts"

    select contacts option to export contacts from excel to gmail

  • Now click on more action option and select "Import"

    click on import option to start importing contacts to gmail

  • Choose and select the vCard file you want to upload and import the .vcf file

    browse and select vcf file to import contacts in gmail

  • Once the vCard file gets imported into Gmail account then under Contacts tab, a new group gets created with the name "Imported". Now you can click on each contact to see how information in it got saved.

    after importing process is completed, save contact in gmail