LinkedIn brings back contact export feature after user backlash

Sponsored Links

Steve Dent
July 27, 2015 8:51 AM
LinkedIn brings back contact export feature after user backlash

LinkedIn has discovered that folks really don't like waiting for their contact info. A couple of days ago, the company removed its CSV and VCF file export tool, supposedly to discourage third-parties from "scraping" user data. You could still get the data by requesting an archive from the company, but that process took up to 72 hours. LinkedIn's business-oriented community was not thrilled, so the company quickly backpedaled, saying "we've heard you loud and clear... effective immediately, we have turned the CSV download link back on." However, once it gets the wait time for archival requests down to "within minutes," the feature will be turned off again.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at the time of publishing.
View All Comments
LinkedIn brings back contact export feature after user backlash