How to Export Your LinkedIn Contacts

Update: The following steps no longer work because LinkedIn has recently stopped letting users download their contact list. They say that it would be impossible to get permission from every person, so they no longer offer a downloadable email list (probably in response to GDPR). If you want to ask your LinkedIn contact to participate in your KLT survey, the best way is to post the link on your profile. You can also send the link to your contacts in a private message.

For your KLT report, you can use your LinkedIn contact list, which can be exported easily out of LinkedIn. Follow these steps to export your list:

  1. Login to Linkedin.
  2. Click “My Network” in the top nav.
  3. Click “See All” on the left side of the screen.

Export Your LInkedin Connections

4. Click “Manage synced and imported contacts on the right side of the screen.

Export Your Linkedin Contacts

5. Click “Export Contacts” on the right side of the screen.

Export Your Linkedin Contacts

6. You will see some options for what you want to export. You can select both the connections and the imported contacts, but these will be in two separate files. If you want both of them in your KLT report you will need to merge them into one file. Exporting “Connections” only should give you all of your LinkedIn connections in one place.

Export LinkedIn Connections

7. Select “Download Archive.”

8. Linkedin will send you a file to download usually in less an hour.

9. For your KLT report you can open the file and delete any emails you do not want in your report. We only need the email column. If you want to delete the other columns you can, but it’s not necessary.

How to Export Your Gmail Contacts

To get a KLT report you need to download your contacts into a spreadsheet: it’s very easy. Here is a guide for Gmail.


  1. Log in to your Gmail account. In the top left corner of the screen, there will be a small box that says “Mail.”

Export Your Gmail Contact List


2. Click the arrow and select Contacts.

Find Your Gmail Contacts

3. You will see a list of your contacts. You can select which ones to include in your list or you can check the box at the top of the page to select all your contacts.

4. Once all of your contacts are selected, click the “More” button at the top of the page and select “Export.”

5. Select the number of contacts you want in the file you are exporting and the type of file. The Google CSV file will work. Then select “Export.”

Export Your Contacts from Google

6. You will then select what you want the file to be called and where it should go. Your file will then be downloaded to your computer. You can open it and edit it with Microsoft Excel or Numbers on a Mac. For your KLT Report, you will only need one column; the email address. If you want to delete the other columns you can, but if you don’t we will find the email row for you.