Thursday, June 13, 2024

Learn the Easiest Ways to Merge Two Google Accounts and Contacts

It is very simple to merge two Google accounts and contacts as well if you know how to do it. Learn how to merge two Google accounts contacts and accounts for that matter easily through the step-by-step guides provided in this article.

How to merge two Google accounts?

Here are the steps to guide you to merge Gmail accounts:

  • Log in to your primary Gmail account
  • Choose the settings or the gear icon in the upper-right
  • Choose See all settings
  • Select the Accounts and Imports tab
  • Click on Import mail and contacts
  • A window will appear where you need to log in as the other account
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to import all the messages
  • Repeat the same process if you have more accounts to merge
  • Add each secondary address as a sending address to the main account
  • In the section of Send mail as, select the option Reply from the same address the message was sent to
  • You can also choose to send main from the primary account if you do not want to reply from another account
  • Once all the emails are imported, set up forwarding from the secondary accounts for all new messages to go to your primary account always

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How to merge two Google accounts contacts?

Consider one account as A while the other one as B to follow the given techniques:

1. By doing export and import

Google does not have a direct provision to merge contacts between two accounts. However, Google Contacts which is a contact management tool has a native solution for this.

Follow the given instructions to do it:

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  • Open a web browser and sign into account A
  • Visit https://contacts.google.com/
  • Click Export on the left
  • Choose to export selected contacts or all as per requirement
  • Select Google CSV as the export format
  • Click Export
  • The contacts will be downloaded automatically as a CSV file
  • Now sign in to account B
  • Go to https://contacts.google.com/
  • Click on Export and export the contacts as backup (This step is optional)
  • Click Import on the left
  • Tap the Select file option and select the file exported from account A before
  • Click Open
  • Now the contacts are copied from one account to another
  • Go to Contacts and you will find all contacts to be merged

Also read: https://uk.pcmag.com/old-hosted-email-providers/133290/how-to-merge-gmail-accounts

2. Drag and drop

This method applies to Mac computers only. Mac uses Cisdem ContactsMate to merge contacts from various Google account effortlessly. This contact manager app work with contacts from sources such as Gmail, Mac, Facebook, Exchange, iCloud, Yahoo, etc. You can not only manage all contacts in one place but also transfer contacts between services or accounts.

Follow the process given below to do it:

  • Download and install Cisdem ContactsMate
  • Click OK to allow access when you open the app
  • Choose Add Account
  • Choose Google
  • Sign in with account A and choose the box beside the Contacts option
  • Click Done
  • Click the + (plus) icon on the bottom left and follow the above steps for account B as well
  • Click the option beside the Updated contacts detected message
  • There would be two Google accounts in the sidebar on the left
  • Choose account A in the sidebar and select all contacts
  • Drag and drop them into account B in the left sidebar
  • Contacts from both accounts should be combined now
  • If there are duplicate contacts that you do not need, find and get rid of them

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3. Sync Google contacts of two accounts

Syncing Google accounts can help with merging contacts as well. There are certain tools available for the same. One such tool is PieSync. This is a third-party app and you need to allow it to access the Google accounts. To know whether or not you can trust it, check its privacy policies.

Here is how to use it:

  • Open your web browser
  • Visit https://app.piesync.com/
  • Sign up
  • Choose Google Contacts
  • Select Google Contacts one again
  • Add both of your Gmail accounts
  • Allow the tool to access your accounts
  • Select Configure the Sync between your accounts
  • Set the direction of the sync which could be one or both ways
  • If required, configure the connection rules as well
  • Check whether or not the default connection settings meet your requirements or make changes as per your need
  • Hit the Start Syncing Now option at the bottom
  • Read the Start your sync and scroll down to choose the option Start Syncing!
  • You will be led to a new page where you should be able to check the sync status and activities
  • If the sync does work as you wanted, check the sync configuration or go to the Help Center to seek guidance
  • Contacts of both accounts would merge once they are synced

Suggested read: Multiple Solutions to Transfer Contacts from Old Phone to New Phone

There are probably more ways to merge two google accounts or contacts but we have provided you with the easier ones. If you want to know more about how to merge two google accounts contacts, let us know in the comments section below. In the meantime, share this article with others.

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Dipanita Bhowmick
Dipanita Bhowmick
Dipanita Bhowmick: I am a content writer with 13+ years of experience in various genres, allowing me to adapt my writing style to diverse topics and audiences. Alongside my passion for creating engaging content, I have a deep interest in esoteric knowledge, constantly exploring the mystical and unconventional realms for inspiration along with spiritual and personal growth.

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