How to extract LinkedIn emails

You can export a list of the connections you have made on LinkedIn at any time.

LinkedIn has introduced a new privacy setting that lets users choose whether or not their email address can be exported by connections. The default for the setting is “No” — meaning connections will be unable to download a user’s email via a data export unless the user manually switches the setting to “Yes.”  Full details here.

You’ve likely heard people say that your network is your greatest asset. So why not take the time to back your network data up? Fortunately, LinkedIn allows for users to export their data, and that everything from your activity to your contact.

What’s included in the .csv file?

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Title
  • Company
  • Email (UPDATE: GDPR regulations now prohibit us from downloading email addresses.)
  • Tags from the old version of LinkedIn (if you used them)

Here’s how to do it:

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To export LinkedIn connections:

  1. Click the  Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown.
  3. Click the Privacy tab at the top of the page.
  4. Under the How LinkedIn uses your data section, click Change next to Download your data.
    • Note: You may be prompted to sign in.
  5. You’ll be redirected to the Download your data page where you can select Connections.
  6. You will receive an email to your Primary Email address which will include a link where you can download your list of connections.


  • When you’re exporting your connection data, you may notice that some of your contact email addresses are missing. This is because we recently introduced a setting that gives LinkedIn members further control over their email address, as a commitment to putting our members first. The new setting for “Who can download your email” defaults to the strongest privacy option. Members can choose to change this setting to allow their direct connections to download their email address when those direct connections request a data download.
  • The CSV and vCard formats don’t support all characters. As a result, languages with extended character sets, such as Chinese, Japanese, or Hebrew are not supported.
  • You currently can’t export a list of your contacts that are not 1st-degree connections.
  • If you’re exporting your connections because you have a duplicate account, remember to close your extra account and import your connections list to another LinkedIn account. Make sure you’ve saved the file in a location you can find, and then follow the instructions for uploading contacts using a CSV file.