LinkedIn Speaker & Trainer for Sales, Marketing, and Job Hunters - Patrick O'Malley

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How do I export my LinkedIn connections to a file?

Note that the LinkedIn code is buggy, but you must do the following in order to export your LinkedIn connections:

To export your connections:

  • Hover your mouse over My Network, then click on Connections
  • Then, bizarrely, click on the settings wheel in the upper right hand corner
  • In the upper right hand corner, click Export LinkedIn Connections
  • Pick a format (I usually use the top one, Microsoft Outlook CSV)
  • Put in the security number
  • The file should be downloaded
  • Note, if you are still using Internet Explorer, & you see a yellow pop-up blocker:
    • Click the yellow bar
    • Select Save As

Most importantly, you can get everyone's:

  • email address
  • name
  • company name
  • title

but most of the other information is omitted, which is a shame.

If you want to get just the email addresses into a file:

  • open the file in Excel
  • delete all columns other than the email address column
  • save the file as a .txt file

Good luck, and if this is unclear or could be improved, email me at

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