Ok, so I have contacts saved as csv, and when I try to copy it over in the first column of the google csv file I downloaded from here, it copies it as one row instead of multiple like it should. What else should I try?
Are you saying that when you copy your first column of data from your csv it pastes it into one cell in Excel? You may want to select the whole | column | and try pasting and see if that helps. If you can clarify a bit more and perhaps attach an image (redacted of personal information) we can help more (or fill out a support ticket and we’ll contact you back if it’s more comfortable).
Well I can’t figure out how to attach an image to this comment, so I’ll explain differently. I downloaded the blank csv with “fake person” in there. I then went to my excel sheet (also in csv form) and copied the whole column as you did in your video, tried to paste it in by clicking on the B column and apple/c’d in there. It copied the first names in the B column but as one row, so all as one giant ‘1’ row in the B column. Make sense?
Edit: I mean apple/v’d it in there…
Oh my word….I was trying to copy it online. I hadn’t yet downloaded it. Problem solved. Never mind. Going to crawl in a hole now…after I text my people.
No worries! I’m glad you figured it out 🙂 Let me know if we can help you further.
Hi thank you for this. What if I already have most of the contacts IN my iCloud BUT not in groups. Can I still used this method?
Yep and you can skip to the end of the video where you can just start grouping people into groups in iCloud 🙂
What do you do if you already use google and you already have thousands of contacts in there? I couldn’t find any way to sort out the contacts that I’d just imported.
We automatically sync with your contact book on your iPhone. If you have google syncing with your iPhone, then Hit Em Up will sync with them too. However, when you grant access to the contact book on iOS, it does not recognize / share with us Google’s Contact-book Groups – only groups created with iCloud which Hit Em Up can sync with for you.
Do you offer this feature for the Android?
Yes— it works with Google Groups / Labels. Just follow it to the 13-minute mark roughly 🙂
This is a bit new to me so I apologize if these are stupid questions.
1) If I use the above method, will it affect the existing contacts already on my iPhone? I certainly don’t want to add hundreds of names/numbers…most of whom I will never contact again to my phone.
2) Can I designate another cell number to receive the replies (spouse, sales manager, etc.)?
To answer your questions:
The end of this video shows how to separate personal and imported contacts using iCloud’s built-in group features to avoid cluttering your contact app 🙂
No— the app sends and receives messages to your default texting app at this time.
Ok… I am considering using the service, just making sure I understand. I have an android and do not have icloud and don’t want it. Am I needing to get an iCloud account and do all of this just to use the service? Sorry. Seems really confusing and I’m tech savvy.
You do not need iCloud at all to use Hit Em Up. On Android, if you upload the contacts to contacts.google.com as described through the 13 minute mark of the video, you’re done. They should be synced to your Android phone and then into Hit Em Up.