FullContact Address Book – Now With LinkedIn Import

During the FullContact Address Book private beta, one of the most requested features has been the ability to import LinkedIn contacts into FullContact.

Message received.

Today we’re pleased to announce FullContact users can now import and manage their LinkedIn contacts using their FullContact address books. If you’re a current FullContact Beta user, you’ll now see this feature appear in your account along with already-present integrations like Google Contacts, Twitter, and Foursquare.

Why LinkedIn?

It’s easy to see why our users want to import LinkedIn contacts into their address books.

LinkedIn is HUGE.

As the biggest online professional networking service, LinkedIn ended last year with approximately 202 million users. LinkedIn is also well-positioned to experience continued growth in the future. At FullContact, we view your LinkedIn contact data as an important part of your address book, so this integration was a natural step towards accomplishing our larger goal of solving the world’s contact information problem.

How Our LinkedIn Import Works

Our LinkedIn integration allows you to periodically import your LinkedIn contacts in a few short steps. It’s quick and easy, and it allows FullContact to pull in the following pieces of information from your LinkedIn contacts:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Company or Organization
  • Email Address

Of note, you can edit these details in FullContact, but your changes will not be sent to LinkedIn. Like most social networks, LinkedIn contacts are read-only – you wouldn’t want someone else editing your LinkedIn page, would you?

Once your LinkedIn contacts are in your FullContact address book, you can add new information to contacts that isn’t present in or can’t be imported from LinkedIn, such as phone numbers, additional email addresses, physical addresses and more.

Periodically, we will prompt you to refresh your LinkedIn contacts to make sure new contacts and updated information are captured in FullContact. Currently, we are unable to automatically refresh your LinkedIn contacts on a regular basis due to LinkedIn’s terms of use. This should not be an inconvenience for the vast majority of users, as the import is a quick process.

Get Started!

For current users, you can find instructions here. Once you’ve set it up, let us know what you think!

If you’re still on our beta wait-list, we’ll send you an invite as soon as it’s ready. Rest assured, we’re building great things while you wait!

More Integrations Are On the Way

And we’re not done…we’ve only begun to integrate.

At FullContact, we have an extensive roadmap for future integrations. We want you to be able to pull in all of your contacts – wherever they may be – and manage them in one easy-to-use application.

What other integrations would you like us to build? In the app, you can view a collection of possible integrations and submit your vote. You can also go to our feedback forum and submit your ideas and votes there.

Thanks for using FullContact!