Despite the reluctance of large companies to set you the easy way to take the exit way between a tangle of options that normally we do not even know what they are for, exporting our contacts from Outlook to Gmail is really simple when you know what keys are there to press.
Regardless of where it is managed, especially when we handle Outlook, it is important that when exporting we do it in .csv (comma-separated values) format .
Each version of Outlook has its own path, although it is the same for the 2016 and 2013 versions. To carry out the export successfully, you just have to go to the Menu located in the tool bar and select the option "Open and Export" (Open & Export) and in the drop-down submenu click on "Import / Export" ( Import / Export).
Then, in the next dialog box that appears, we will choose "Export to a file". Click once on "Next" (Next) and then select the aforementioned option .csv (comma-separated values). When it asks you which folder you want to export your contacts, choose the one for “Contacts” (Contacts) which is stored in the Outlook account with your name. From here you just have to follow the steps in the box to export the information in a file on your Desktop.
Now it only remains to import your contacts to Google
Now that you have your file on your computer with all your contacts, all you have to do is upload them to your Google account. To do this, you just have to log into your Google account and go to the Contacts app (you can shortcut by contacts.google.com in your browser). Once in the control panel, click on the "More" option and in the submenu that appears below, look for the "Import" tab. A dialog box will then open that offers us several options (Yahoo Mail, AOL ...). In the last option it tells us "CSV or vCard file" . If you use the new Google Contacts interface, it will refer you to the previous version since this option is not yet operational in the new one. After accepting the interface change, we look for the option "Import Contacts ...".Now yes, the dialog box opens and tells us to upload the file. After selecting the file, click on "Import" and we have it in our agenda.
The option in the same dialog box to import directly from one manager to another involves more or less of the same steps to follow.
The 2010 and 2007 versions for Outlook are quite similar. In both, you have to find the option "Import / Export" (Import / Export) in the tools menu and follow the same procedure as indicated in the previous steps.