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How do I import a list of contacts into an existing list?

Last updated: May 2, 2017

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You can import a list of contacts into an existing static list by selecting the static list on the details page of your import. 

  • In your HubSpot Marketing account, navigate to Contacts > All Contacts.
  • Click Import in the upper-right hand corner.
In the Import file type screen, choose to Import from file
  • Click Start a new import
  • Select A .csv file, then Contacts.

  • Choose the .csv file you wish to import by clicking Select a file or by dragging the file into the window.
  • Once the file is selected, click Upload.
  • On the Import details page, enter a name for your import (this will be the name of the static list that's automatically created of your imported contacts).
  • Select a Lifecycle Stage for your imported contacts. Note: the Lifecycle Stage property is not designed to go backwards; for example, a contact who is already marked as a Customer cannot be set back to a Lead through an import. 
  • Click Advanced options
  • Select your existing static list from the Also add contacts to this list dropdown.

  • Complete the rest of the import process. For more information on setting up your import, check out this article.
  • The contacts on your imported list will be added to the static list you select. They will also be added to a new static list with the same name as the name of your import.

Alternatively, you can import contacts into one of your static lists directly from the list itself.

  • In your HubSpot Marketing account, navigate to ContactsLists.
  • Select the list to which you'd like to import your contacts
  • Click the More dropdown and select Import contacts into list.

  • Choose the .csv file you wish to import by either clicking Choose a file to browse your computer or by dragging into the import dialog box. 
  • Once the file is selected, click Upload.
  • The contacts on your imported list will automatically be added to the static list you choose; you don't need to choose this setting during the import process. They will also be add to their own static list based on the name of the import.
  • Complete the rest of the import process. For more information on setting up your import, check out this article.
  • The contacts on your imported list will be added to the static list you select. They will also be added to a new static list with the same name as the name of your import.

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