Import your LinkedIn connections as Contacts
You can easily transfer your all Contacts into your SalesforceIQ Contact Gallery.
Note: Currently, SalesforceIQ supports importing Contacts in the VCard (.vcf) format only. See the sections below for information on downloading a VCard file for Gmail or LinkedIn Contacts. For other systems, look for the VCard or .vcf format in your export options.
- Click at the top of the screen, and then select Contacts.
- Click Import Contacts.
- Do one of the following:
- Drag and drop the VCard file for the Contact you want to import.
- Click Choose Files and search for the VCard file (.vcf) file.
After your VCard file import is complete, SalesforceIQ sends you an email confirmation. Also, after you import a Contact, you can edit or update the Contact and the changes are shared across your Organization as usual.
Note: If you import a Contact that is similar to an existing Contact, in most cases SalesforceIQ creates a separate Contact entry but displays a merge suggestion for the two Contacts. In some cases, when the system has a high certainty that the two Contacts are identical, it merges the imported Contact into the existing Contact record automatically.
Download a VCard Format File for Gmail Contacts
- Go to your Gmail Inbox.
- Click Mail in the upper-left corner, and then click Contacts.
- In the Contacts section, click More, and then select Export.
- Select which Contacts you want to export.
- Select the option vCard format (for importing into Apple Address Book or another application).
- Click Export.
- Go to your LinkedIn home page.
- Click at the top of the page.
- In the left sidebar, click Your connections.
- Click Manage synced and imported contacts in the upper-right.
- In the right sidebar, under Advanced actions, click Export contacts. You might be prompted to sign into your account.
- Click Request Archive.
- An email is sent to the email address you have listed under Primary Email address in LinkedIn. Open the email and click the link to download your list of connections as a CSV file.
- You can then use an online tool to convert the CSV to a VCard for uploading to the Contact Gallery, or import the CSV file into a SalesforceIQ Contact List.
Note: If you're using Internet Explorer and you see a yellow pop-up blocker across the top or bottom of the page, click the yellow bar, select Save As, and save the file to your desired location.