Whether you’re trying to build your social media presence, share meaningful content more effectively, or better connect with customers and prospects, importing contacts from one social media channel to another can be a useful marketing tactic.
By importing your contacts from one social channel to another, you’re more likely to increase following and engagement rates, because your contacts already have an established relationship with you on a different social network. By syncing your contacts and having all contacts consistent throughout your social networking platforms, organizing your leads and prospects will become easier.
LinkedIn and Twitter are two of the most popular social media platforms. Syncing your contacts on both platforms not only helps you reinforce your messaging, but it also means that you have a better chance of connecting with your contacts on the platform they prefer, which means they’re more likely to engage.
So how do you import your LinkedIn contacts to Twitter? Below we outline the steps to take your LinkedIn contact list, and import it to Twitter.
Step One: Sign in to Linked In and click on “Connections” under the main search bar.
Step Two: Once you’ve reached your “Connections page,” click “Export LinkedIn Connections” within the “Advanced Settings” section on the right side of the page.
Step Three: Export your contacts to as a .CSV file.
Step Four: Using your email’s address book feature, upload this file to your email’s list of contacts.
Step Five: Log in to Twitter
Step Six: Click on your profile picture next to the compose tweet icon to open up your settings.
Step Seven: From the list located on the left, select “Find friends,” which will allow you to import contacts from email accounts.
Step Eight: Import the newly added LinkedIn contacts from your email address book.