Export Contacts and Email Addresses from Your Facebook Account

We recently had a client ask us to export his contacts from Facebook. I didn’t know that this was possible but if the contact has added an email address in the public area of their profile - About / Overview section - then an export is possible. See image below for the location of the email address on the About page. Below are instructions to export your contacts and their email addresses from Facebook.

Facebook About Page for Jeff Nelson

Facebook About Page for Jeff Nelson

Note: the export is in HTML format so you have to so some fancy copy, pasting and replacing to get a CSV file.

  • Log into your Facebook Profile page (not your Company page)

  • Go to Settings

  • Click to Your Facebook Information tab

  • Click on Download Your Information

2019-01-17 - Jeff Nelson - FB Information page.png
  • Choose All my data , HTML format, and High Media Quality

  • Click Create File to download

  • Wait a bit to get the download

  • This will be an HTML file which has to be converted to CSV

2019-01-17 - Jeff Nelson - FB Info Create File.png
2019-01-17 - Jeff Nelson - FB Download File.png
  • Only a few email addresses will be public

  • If there aren’t too many email addresses, just copy and paste each contact name and email address into a Excel or a Google sheet

  • If you have lots of contacts with public email addresses then copy all contacts, do a text only paste into Excel or Google sheet. You have to manually find the contacts with email addresses

  • Save as CSV