As TechCrunch covered, in November 2018, LinkedIn decided to cut off emails address exports, so if you try to download your data from the “Privacy” section, you will notice that in the result file there are no emails, only an empty column 🙁

No emails in LinkedIn exports

Fortunately, there are external tools like SalesQL which allows you to download full LinkedIn connections including emails and other interesting attributes, something highly recommended if you are a recruiter or if you use LinkedIn for generating sales leads.

To download your LinkedIn connections with emails, you have to follow these steps:

1- Make sure to install the SalesQL extension

Install SalesQL

2- Click on the SalesQL Icon, open the menú, and click “Download Connections”:

Download connections

3- Click on “ADD CONNECTIONS” and set the number of contacts you want to download. In this case, I’m downloading 400 connections.

Start extraction job

4- After some seconds, SalesQL will start extracting personal and business emails and phones from your direct connections:

Emails and phones from LinkedIn contacts

We recommend downloading from 400 to 1000 connections every 24 hours, depending on your LinkedIn subscription (free or paid), to avoid any issue with LinkedIn (SalesQL performs a “view” on every profile you extract).

Now you should have all the information in your SalesQL dashboard:

SalesQL Dashboard

From the dashboard, you can export your connections data to a CSV or Excel file:

Exporting data to CSV

This is how the export file looks like:

CSV file

Finally, I want to highlight that you can use SalesQL to also extract emails from almost any LinkedIn contact (1st, 2nd, and 3rd+ connections).

I hope you like this post and please let us know if you have any questions 😀

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