How to download people’s contact details from LinkedIn

A question we get a lot during our networking and LinkedIn courses, is: “How do I get my contact details out of LinkedIn and into my contact folder in my email program?”

It is pretty easy, if you know where to look 🙂

If you want to download only one person’s contact details, follow these steps:

1) Go to their Profile
2) On the right hand side (next to their picture) you see a few action items and a few icons (the first icon is a printer)
3) Click on the third icon (when you hoover over it, it says “Download VCard”)
4) Save
5) Import in your email program (in some email programs this is automatically done, when you press “save”)

If you want to download the contact details of all of your connections, follow these steps:

1) Choose from the top menu “Contacts” and then “My Connections”
2) Scroll down to the bottom of the page
3) Under the table, above the menu at the bottom, click on “Export connections”
4) On the next page, choose your email program or type of export you would like
5) Save the file
6) Import the file in your email program

Important: this only works for your first degree contacts !

To your success !


PS: get your free light version and free updates of the book How to REALLY use LinkedIn (or in Dutch: het boek Hoe LinkedIn nu ECHT gebruiken)


6 Responses to How to download people’s contact details from LinkedIn

  1. SAMI says:

    yeah… it is very easy to understand … i will go with this way soon…. thnx for shaing this greart information

  2. Samatha says:

    can you please let me know,How to get the contact details of a person who is not there in our account?

  3. Hi Samantha,

    you can’t get any contact details from people who are NOT in your first degree.


  4. Reba Jazwa says:

    Interesting find. Would you please mind trying to go about following the manual steps (mentioned at the bottom of the blog post) and see how that works and if that works at all?Please let me know.

  5. My programmer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less.
    I’ve been using WordPress on various websites for about a year and am
    nervous about switching to another platform. I have heard good things about
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress
    content into it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: