How to import a contact list?

Select an existing contact book or create a new one. At the bottom of the contact list, select Import contacts (CSV) from the options menu.

At the moment only CSV files built using the Gmail and Outlook formats are supported. Learn how to export a contact list from Gmail and Outlook. If your CSV file is from another source, you can easily adapt it to the Outlook format based on this demo CSV file or the Google format based on this demo CSV file.

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Note that Missive also supports automatic contact syncing with Office 365 and Google accounts.

Google format

✅ The Google format is more flexible and it's the only one supporting groups and custom variables.

🔗 Download the demo file

Here is the full list of supported column headers of the Google format:

  • Name Prefix
  • Given Name
  • Family Name
  • Name Suffix
  • Nickname
  • Custom Field 1 - Type
  • Custom Field 1 - Value
  • Custom Field 2 - Type
  • Custom Field 2 - Value
  • Gender
  • Notes
  • Group Membership
  • E-mail 1 - Type
  • E-mail 1 - Value
  • E-mail 2 - Type
  • E-mail 2 - Value
  • Phone 1 - Type
  • Phone 1 - Value
  • IM 1 - Type
  • IM 1 - Value
  • Organization 1 - Name
  • Organization 1 - Title
  • Organization 1 - Department
  • Organization 1 - Location
  • Organization 1 - Job Description
  • Website 1 - Type
  • Website 1 - Value
  • Address 1 - Type
  • Address 1 - Street
  • Address 1 - Extended Address
  • Address 1 - PO Box
  • Address 1 - City
  • Address 1 - Region
  • Address 1 - Postal Code
  • Address 1 - Country
  • Photo

Outlook format

🔗 Download the demo file

Here is the full list of supported column headers of the Outlook format:

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Title
  • Suffix
  • Nickname
  • Given Yomi
  • Surname Yomi
  • E-mail Address
  • E-mail 2 Address
  • E-mail 3 Address
  • Home Phone
  • Home Phone 2
  • Business Phone
  • Business Phone 2
  • Mobile Phone
  • Car Phone
  • Other Phone
  • Primary Phone
  • Pager
  • Business Fax
  • Home Fax
  • Other Fax
  • Company Main Phone
  • Callback
  • Radio Phone
  • Telex
  • TTY/TDD Phone
  • IMAddress
  • Job Title
  • Department
  • Company
  • Office Location
  • Manager's Name
  • Assistant's Name
  • Assistant's Phone
  • Company Yomi
  • Business Street
  • Business City
  • Business State
  • Business Postal Code
  • Business Country/Region
  • Home Street
  • Home City
  • Home State
  • Home Postal Code
  • Home Country/Region
  • Other Street
  • Other City
  • Other State
  • Other Postal Code
  • Other Country/Region
  • Personal Web Page
  • Spouse
  • Schools
  • Hobby
  • Location
  • Web Page
  • Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Notes

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