October 11, 2013

Plaxo Tips: Syncing Multiple Google Accounts

Many people use Plaxo to synchronize their contacts from different email providers and multiple devices. But how do you synchronize contacts from multiple Google Gmail accounts and how can Plaxo ensure that those address books remain in sync, updated, and accessible on your computer, mobile phone, and tablet?

In this edition of Plaxo Tips, we’ll show you an easy way to link multiple Google Gmail accounts using Plaxo.

On Google’s Website

Step1: Log into the first Google account.

Step2: Click on the drop-down arrow next to your profile picture in the upper right corner. Click the Add Account button.

Step 2

Step3: Now, sign into the other Google account.

Step 3

On Plaxo’s Website

Step1: Login to Plaxo and go to the Sync & Backup tab.

Step2: Click on the Google Mail icon and click the Setup Sync button.



Step3: On the pop-up window, choose the first Google account you would like to sync and click accept.


Step4: On the following page, click the Start Syncing button.


Step5: Repeat steps 2 through 4 for the second Google account.

After you have completed all the steps, on the Plaxo Sync & Backup tab you should see all your Google Gmail accounts as new sync points!


From this point on, any changes you make to one Gmail address book will automatically reflect in your other Gmail address book. Thanks to Plaxo, your contacts are now in sync and never out of date.  By the way, if you also synchronize Plaxo with your Mac, Windows or iPhone, these very same changes will reflect there too.

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  • Daniel Fernández Melo

    Hi, I think this is a really useful tool. I would like to know if Plaxo can solve this situation: Once I have my accounts contacts synched, if I delete a contact from one account, will it delete from the other? Will it work woth more tha two accounts?

    • http://twitter.com/plaxohelp plaxocare

      Yes, it will support multiple sync end points.

      You can setup your Plaxo account to sync with Outlook, Gmail, Mac, iPhone and may other devices at the same time. If you make any changes on one of the device, the same change will automatically sync to all your devices instantly.

  • Jerry

    Where is the update on the fact that Plaxo no longer syncs with gmail contacts and no ETA on when it should be fixed?

    • http://twitter.com/plaxohelp plaxocare

      Hello Jerry – We believe we have identified the issue wrt Google sync and are working on a fix.

      Google made changes on March 31 to make the syncing of contacts more secure. This caused our sync to have errors and stop syncing for some accounts. Our engineers are currently working on this.

  • Martin

    Hello Plaxo Team, how is the multiple Google account contacts sync working? Is there still a problem beacuse of Google’s security measures or is it working seamlessly? Thanks! Martin

    • http://twitter.com/plaxohelp plaxocare

      Hello Martin – We’re glad to inform you that our Google contacts sync is back and is working perfectly.

      You can setup multiple google sync points from the Plaxo dashboard here – http://plaxo.com/dashboard.