How to Export Facebook Friends for Import into Gmail Contacts

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You have Facebook friends. You have Gmail contacts. Never the two shall meet? Bah. Here’s an easy way to export your list of Facebook friends and then import them into your Gmail contacts list.

Export Using “Friends to Gmail”

Head on over to and “connect” with your Facebook account.┬áStep through the process and it’ll eventually spit out a list of your friends’ names, birthdays, bios, and a bunch of other fun stuff.


I’ve blurred my friends’ information out in the above screenshot. If your screen looks blurry like that, you may either be crying or something else is seriously wrong. Either way, importing your Facebook friends as Gmail contacts is far less important than whatever’s going on with you right now.

Select all that text with your mouse and then copy it (CTRL-C for Windows users, Command-C for Mac users).

Make a Text File

If you’re a Windows user, right-click a blank area on your desktop and choose New > Text Document. If you’re a Mac user, open up TextEdit.

Then paste (CTRL-V for Windows, Command-V for Macs) all the information you copied up above into your new blank document.

csvAfter it’s all in there, save the document and make sure to put “.csv” (without the quotes) at the end of the filename.

If it ends in “.txt” already, replace “.txt” with “.csv” instead. So your file should look like “Facebook.csv” or something similar.

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