Two Ways To Export Your Facebook Friends To Gmail

One advantage to export Facebook friends to Gmail is that you can manage them more easier, but Facebook doesn’t allow you to do that, for it wants to protect user privacy, which is bullshit.

Since you can view your friends’ email addresses, phone numbers, websites and any other information they share will you, to export the information is just an easier process than to write down them one by one, and what is more, it allows Yahoo to export your friends with their email addresses in deed.

Well, whether Facebook likes or not, there are two ways for you to export your Facebook friends to Gmail.

1. Yahoo Mail

Export Your Facebook Friends To Gmail with Yahoo

Just log in your Yahoo Mail, import Facebook friends, export them as a CSV file, and then import the CSV file to your Gmail account.

With this method, you can only export the names and email addresses of your Facebook Friends.

And if you don’t want to export any other contacts except your Facebook friends, you can create a new Yahoo account, or export and remove the exist contacts first.

2. Facebook Friend Exporter

Export Your Facebook Friends To Gmail with Facebook Friend Exporter

Facebook Friend Exporter is a Chrome browser extension, with which you can export names, email addresses, phone numbers and websites of your Facebook friends.

After installation, you will see an “Export friends!” button on your Facebook’s toolbar on the top, clicking the button, then you can follow the instruction and export your Facebook friends to Gmail directly, or you can download the CSV file and import it to your Gmail manually.

But every time you can only export about 30 friends and you have to change the Facebook language to English.

None of the above two methods is perfect, damn Facebook should offer an easier way for users to export their friends to Gmail as soon as possible.

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  1. XIN
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink


  2. Jon Hurst
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    How do we make it so that it only exports 30 at a time? There is no selection process, as far as I can tell and when I start the exporting, it exports all 430 friends.

    Thx ahead of time.


  3. Young
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    @Jon Hurst, Yes, you are right, you can export all your friends at a time with 30 at a time. 🙂

  4. Posted February 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Facebook Friend Exporter has been removed from Chrome web store, and you can only export your Facebook friends to Gmail via Yahoo Mail now.

  5. annamonique
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    [email protected], I successfully imported my Facebook contacts to Yahoo but every time I export all it gives me a blank csv file. Help!!!

  6. Posted February 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] u mean nothing in the CSV file? Which seems impossible, since you can usually export the names and email addresses of your Facebook friends.
    By the way, could u export any other contacts besides your Facebook friends in a CSV file?

  7. annamonique
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] nothing! No names and emails. 🙁
    Yeah at first, I was able to export my existing Yahoo contacts (just the Yahoo Contacts, no Facebook friends included but itis already imported) I deleted it because I only need to export  my Facebook friends info.

  8. Posted February 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] retest myself, I failed to export any Facebook contacts from Yahoo! Mail, too, maybe Yahoo! is going to die, since which was very ridiculous and a cheat to its users — unless there was a bug and it hasn’t realized yet.

  9. MableWang
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I can import contacts from facebook, but cant import those from yahoo to CSV file…

  10. Posted March 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] seems that Yahoo! is not available for you to export Facebook contacts anymore, as what happened to @annamonique and me.

  11. markfairley11
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Yahoo import is limited to 300 names..:(

    Hotmail is not limited (so you have your friends in your hotmail account), but you can’t export to a text file 🙁

    Since I was angry about that and being myself a developper, I’ve made my own freeware :

    Hope it will be useful 🙂 (sorry for the very basic interface..)