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Export LinkedIn Connections Easily: A Step-by-Step Guide

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February 12, 2024

Exporting LinkedIn connections is a simple process to download your contacts' information in CSV format, useful for backup, analysis, or integration with marketing tools. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings & Privacy from the Me icon.
  2. Click on Data privacy then Get a copy of your data.
  3. Select Connections, request archive, and download via email link.

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How to Export LinkedIn Connections

Exporting LinkedIn connections is a straightforward process that allows you to download a list of your connections along with their basic information. This can be particularly useful for backing up your contacts, analyzing your network, or integrating with other tools for marketing or outreach purposes. Here's how you can export your LinkedIn connections:

  1. Sign in to your LinkedIn account and navigate to the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on Data privacy on the left pane.
  4. Under the How LinkedIn uses your data section, click Get a copy of your data.
  5. Choose Want something in particular? Select the data files you’re most interested in option.
  6. Select Connections and then click Request archive.
  7. Enter your password when prompted and click Done.
  8. You will receive an email to your primary email address with a link to download your list of connections.

Note that the exported file will be in CSV format, which can be opened with spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. However, it's important to remember that you will only see email addresses for connections who have allowed their connections to see or download their email address.

How to Export LinkedIn Connections to Excel

To export your LinkedIn connections to Excel, follow the same steps outlined above. The downloaded CSV file can be easily opened in Excel, allowing you to manage and analyze your connections' data effectively. This can be particularly useful for sales, marketing, or networking purposes.

How to Export Email Addresses from LinkedIn Connections

While exporting LinkedIn connections, you may notice that not all connections' email addresses are included in the export. This is because LinkedIn respects user privacy settings, and only those connections who have opted to share their email address with their connections will have their email addresses included in the export. If you're specifically looking to export email addresses, ensure to communicate with your connections and encourage them to adjust their privacy settings to share their email address with their connections.

For a more targeted approach, using LinkedIn automation tools like Octopus CRM can help you export LinkedIn contacts with email addresses, provided they have chosen to make their email addresses visible. Remember, always respect privacy and use contact information responsibly.

Automate Your LinkedIn Networking with Bardeen

While exporting LinkedIn connections manually provides a straightforward way to manage your professional network, automating this process can significantly enhance your efficiency and allow for more advanced data management strategies. With Bardeen, you can automate various tasks related to LinkedIn connections, ensuring that your networking efforts are both scalable and impactful.

Here are some examples of automations you can build with Bardeen:

  1. Save mutual connections from a LinkedIn profile to Airtable: This playbook automates the process of saving mutual LinkedIn connections to Airtable, making it easier to manage your networking efforts and sales leads.
  2. Save mutual connections from a LinkedIn profile to Coda: Streamline your lead generation and contact management by automatically saving mutual LinkedIn connections to a Coda table.
  3. Get mutual connections from a LinkedIn profile: Quickly gather a list of mutual connections from any LinkedIn profile, facilitating easier networking and relationship building.

Implementing these automations can save you time and help you maintain a well-organized database of your LinkedIn connections. Get started by downloading the Bardeen app at

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