If you are looking to export contacts from LinkedIn, here is a step-by-step how-to guide.

The first thing you should know is you own the data and therefore, LinkedIn allows you to download your contacts following a few easy steps.

Step 1 – log in to LinkedIn

Image of a LinkedIn profile menu

To download your contacts on LinkedIn, you will first need to log into LinkedIn, then click on your profile photo. That the circle on the top row that has your picture in it and the word “Me” right below.

Once you click it, you will see a dropdown menu. The main headers include ACCOUNT and MANAGE.

Click on the private tab – Settings & Privacy. It should be the first or second entry under the ACCOUNT section of the drop-down menu.

Step 2 – Locate the Privacy Tab

To locate the Privacy tab, look along the top row, under the blue header bar.

Now, look for the menu item on the lefthand side that says, “How LinkedIn uses your data”. Click and find “Get a copy of your data”. To the right of this row is the option to “change”. Click “change”.

How LinkedIn uses your data - Get a copy of your data - click CHANGE
How LinkedIn uses your data – Get a copy of your data – click CHANGE

Step 3 – Select the data files you are most interested in

Next, you will be able to select the information you want to download. Select the radio button and then make your selection(s). Once you click submit, you will be notified by email once your data is ready for download.

Download LinkedIn contacts - get a copy of your data
Download LinkedIn contacts – get a copy of your data

Now all you have to do is wait. LinkedIn will send you an email with instructions on how to download your contacts.

If you have any questions or need some advice on how to get the most out of LinkedIn, use the contact form to the right. We will get back you shortly.


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