How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to import contacts into Outlook 2016.

First, go to File in the top-left to reach the menu shown below, then click Open & Export, then Import/Export.

How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016

Choose the option you want and click Next.

How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016

For this particular example, we will be using a .CSV (Comma Separated Values) file that was exported from the email service provider. Click Next.

How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016

Browse for the file and select an option for duplicates. Click Next.

How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016

Choose the destination folder, for this example, Inbox was chosen. Click Next.

How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016

Click the checkbox to Import the contacts.

How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016

A new menu should pop up that allows you to map custom fields. Usually, you will not need to change anything here. If no changes were made, click the X button in the top-right.

How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016

Finally, click Finish.

How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016

The contacts should now be available. As this is only an example, no real contacts were used.

How to Import Contacts into Outlook 2016