When I export my contacts from Google Contacts (contacts.google.com), none of my contact's photos are included.

Additionally, when I attempt to import a VCF file containing photos, the web interface doesn't import the contact's photos.

How can I transfer my contacts, with photos, to another Google account?


One of the fastest methods I found was using the Google Contacts app:

  1. Make sure you have 2 Google accounts added to your phone.
  2. Go to the source account and choose 'Select All' from the drop down on the right.
  3. Then from the same drop down select 'Move to another account' and select your target account.

It might take some time. It would be nice if Google could provide some nice batch way of doing that from the web as you initially tried.

Note: this will MOVE (not copy) the contacts.

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I made an export of Google contacts with .vcf, and imported into mailbox.org. The photos did migrate.


  1. Google Contacts web interface: https://contacts.google.com/u/0/#contacts
  2. Select all contacts
  3. Drop down menu for all selected contacts
  4. Export
  5. Export as vCard (for iOS Contacts)
  6. Save the file: MyGoogleContactsExport.vcf
  7. Mailbox.org Contacts interface
  8. My address book \ Contacts \ Drop down menu
  9. Import
  10. Format: vCard
  11. Upload: MyGoogleContactsExport.vcf
  12. Click on Import

It only imports 2 or 3 e-mail addresses, that is a drawback of this solution.

For more e-mail addresses, try this solution with DAVx5 on an Android phone. https://userforum-en.mailbox.org/topic/how-to-syc-contacts-calendar-with-davx5-mailbox-org-android

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  • Could you please add step-by-step instructions as to how you did that? – Moshe Nov 15 '19 at 17:56

Contacts exported or imported on an Android device will retain the photos.

To export (on an Android device):

  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Open the Three Line menu
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Scroll down and select Export
  5. Check the accounts contacts you wish to export

To import (on an Android device):

  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Open the Three Line menu
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Scroll down and select Import
  5. Tap ".vcf file"
  6. Select the account to import the contacts to
  7. Select the .vcf file
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  • As this is Web Applications, we generally expect solutions to use a web interface. Not everyone has an Android phone. – ale Mar 1 '18 at 14:20
  • Does this include photos as well? – vicenteherrera Nov 7 '19 at 10:02
  • Yes, this solution would also include photos. – Moshe Nov 8 '19 at 13:56

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