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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?

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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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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
  6. Tap EXPORT TO .VCF FILE

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
  • 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

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