Convert other contacts to google contacts

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  1. dmatre

    dmatre New Member

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    Seems that only google contacts can be put into groups. Is there a way to convert other contacts, back-up assistant, facebook to google contact?
    Thanks,
    Don
     
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    You can import contacts from various programs into Google, if that's what you mean. First you'll want to export as a CSV file - here's a how to, based on which provider. Then you'll want to import it. Here's Google's help on how to do that:

    Importing CSV files

    To import contacts to Gmail:
    1. Create a custom CSV file, or export the address book from your other webmail provider or email client as a CSV file.
    2. Sign in to Gmail.
    3. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
    4. From the More actions dropdown menu, select Import....
    5. Click the Choose File button.
    6. Select the file you'd like to upload and click the Import button.
    When it's done, Gmail will display the number of contacts imported.If you receive any error messages during the import, you might need to edit your CSV file.
    Note: These CSV files work with Outlook, Outlook Express, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Eudora, and some other email providers. But the CSV files that these applications produce might not contain all of the supported contact fields. For example, when Outlook exports to a CSV file, it omits data including attachments, distribution lists, contact pictures, the "file as" field, the "nickname" field, and text formatting in the "notes" field. Google Contacts doesn’t have a way to know what was omitted, so we suggest that you manually copy over any important information in these fields after you import your contacts.
    About the notes field:

    • Google Contacts doesn't support rich text formatting, or unlimited length in the “notes” field. When we're unable to import a certain field from the CSV, we do our best to let you know so that you can fix it manually.
    • The maximum size for a contact is 128 KB. If a contact exceeds this size, the "notes" field might be truncated.
     
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    Thanks for the response. Not what I was after though. I have contacts in my people lists that were brought in from my facebook friends list and some that were added by backup assistant. When I attempt to add those to a group, I can't. With the facebook contacts I get a message that says they can't be edited.
     
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    Oh, sorry. I don't use FB or Backup assistant. Maybe someone else can help.
     
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