Your LinkedIn connections are people that you’ve worked hard to build relationships with, and you may decide that you’d like to communicate with them outside of LinkedIn, or just want to keep a copy of their details in case the LinkedIn website ever closes down, or restricts your account for any reason.
So, here’s a guide to show you how to do it.
Export your connections
From your homepage, click on ‘My Network’ in the top navigation bar.
Select ‘Connections’ from the ‘Manage my network’ section.
On the next screen, select ‘Manage synced and imported contacts’.
Select ‘Export contacts’ under the ‘Advanced actions’ section.
A new window will appear in a new tab. You’re presented with options to download all of your data, or just a selection of it. Tick the ‘Connections’ box and then click the ‘Request archive’ button.
Depending on the number of connections you have, it may take a little while for the system to create the export for you, but after a short while you’ll receive an email to say that your data is ready to download.
The link in the email will return you to the page you requested the archive from, and you’ll see that the button now says ‘Download archive’. Click that button to download your connections as a .csv file (inside a .zip file).
You can open this .csv file with software such as Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers or Google Sheets.
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