Aside from LinkedIn being the most popular and trusted social media platform to connect with people on a professional level, it also has many different features you may not be taking advantage of.

One of its features allows you to export contacts and download them as a CSV or VCF file. That includes contacts you’ve made while using the service, as well as any you have manually imported into LinkedIn. 

CSV files of your connections can be exported from the “Contact Settings” page on the LinkedIn desktop site by following easy steps below.

Note: Only the contact’s full name, email address, current employer, and position are exported.

How To Export Contacts From LinkedIn

  1. Click the “My Network” icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Click “Your Connections” on the left side.
  3. Click “Manage Synced” and “Imported Contacts” near the top right of the page.
  4. Under “Advanced Actions” on the right side, click “Export Contacts”. (You may be prompted to sign into your account.)
  5. Now, click “Request Archive”.
  6. You will receive an email that will include a link to download your list of connections.

If you’re using Internet Explorer and you see a yellow pop-up blocker across the top or bottom of the page:

  1. Click the yellow bar.
  2. Select “Save As”.
  3. Save the file in your desired location.

Keep in mind, the CSV and vCard formats don’t support all characters. As a result, Chinese, Japanese, or Hebrew are not supported.

You can’t currently export a list of your contacts that are not 1st-degree connections.

If you’re exporting your connections because you have a duplicate account, remember to close your extra account. To import your connections to another LinkedIn account, make sure you’ve saved the file in a location you can find, then follow the instructions for uploading contacts using a CSV file.

A list of your connections can also be downloaded by requesting a download of your LinkedIn account data.