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Do you back up or export your LinkedIn connections?

I often receive notes asking how to back up the connections on a LinkedIn account for a variety of reasons.

It might be that you’re

  • trying to extract all the details to populate a customer relationship management (CRM) system
  • adding them to a mailing program (like MailChimp, ConstantContact or others)
  •  just backing them up as a good practice (which I do!)

Or for a while heap of reasons.

But LinkedIn don’t make it easy to find out how, yet it is really straight forward.

Just complete these easy steps

1) Select ‘Network’ from the top menu

2) Then select the small cog shape in the top right, see diagram below

Back up 1

3) Then select Export LinkedIn Connections, see diagram below, and select the format you want that works for your system or needs (.csv or .vcf)

export 2

4) Don’t be surprised when it asks for security, to check you’re not a robot, when you hit export, that’s normal

5) Done

I’m sure that you all have good backup routines in place for your files, so why not your LinkedIn too? Most large organisations run CRM’s and it is an easy way to bring the “nice” people you know together in one place.

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