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Google Contacts Leverages ShuttleCloud to Power Onboarding for Millions of Users

Contacts is Google’s primary online address book manager. It’s available as a standalone service, within Gmail (Google’s free email service), and as a part of Google’s business-oriented suite of web apps, Google Apps for Work.

The Contacts team wanted a process that would help onboard new users by importing contacts seamlessly from their previous webmail providers.

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How to import contacts into Google Contacts?

The simplest and best option is to use the import tool located within the Google Contacts interface. You can find the email and contacts import tool using these steps:

  1. Login to your Google Contacts account
  2. On the left, click More and then Import.
  3. Select the account you want to import from.
  4. Click I Agree, Let’s Go!
  5. Sign into your previous email account.

Note: If you have an Apple account, please read the following article.

What is ShuttleCloud?

Since its inception, ShuttleCloud has been the leading solution for large enterprises seeking end-user driven data migration solutions.

ShuttleCloud is partnered with Gmail who utilizes our JSON API within the Gmail UI to provide passwordless integration for users importing their email & contacts into Google’s ecosystem.

We are Gmail & G Suite experts migrating over eight million users and more than ten petabytes of data from 200+ providers into Google these past three years. We are the only partner integrated natively within the Gmail UI.

 

How to import from Apple to Gmail?

Beginning on June 15th, Apple started requiring users to utilize app-specific passwords to access data using third-party apps.

Below you will find the step-by-step instructions on how to import from Apple:

  1.  Navigate to Appleid.apple.com from your web browser and sign in with your Apple ID and Password.
  2. Verify your identity with two-factor authentication.
  3. Under the Security section, select Generate Passwords.
    *If you do not see the option to generate app-specific passwords, you will need to enable two-factor authentication, which is different from two-step verification. Follow the steps under two-factor authentication “Get started.”
  4. Enter a label for the password. Such as “Google Contacts Import”
  5. Copy the app-specific password generated.
  6. Utilize this password for your import into Gmail.

Within Gmail you’ll need to follow these steps and utilize your app-specific password when prompted:

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. Click on the Gear icon on the top right-most side of the Gmail interface and then select “Settings”.
  3. Under Accounts and Import select Import mail and contacts.
  4. Enter your account email address and then select Continue.
  5. Follow the steps on the screen.
  6. Click Start import.