How To: Import / Export Groups on

Import/export on benefits users of TextExpander for Chrome, macOS, and Windows.

To import snippets:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click Import / Export in the sidebar

The Import tab is selected, and you can click Choose Files or drag your files to the dotted line box to import them. supports importing TextExpander files (.textexpander) and comma-separated value (.csv) files. If you want to make a CSV file from a list of shortcuts you have, you can use Excel or Numbers. Create a spreadsheet with your snippet abbreviations in the first column and snippet content in the second column. You can export that from Numbers or Excel in CSV format, and then you can import the resulting file into TextExpander. [Pro tip: To import labels, use the third column.]

Let’s say you have a snippet that spans multiple lines. All you have to do is enclose such lines in quotation marks (“). For example, here’s a multi-line snippet with an abbreviation of ‘sigsales’:

sigsales, "Cheers,


Lisa ""Leslie"" Newton
Acme Labs Inc. Corp."

If your abbreviation, Snippet content, or label already contains quotation marks, you double them, so “Leslie” becomes “”Leslie””. Both Numbers and Excel automatically do this for you when exporting in CSV format.

To export snippets:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click Import / Export in the sidebar
  3. Click the Export tab
  4. Locate the group you wish to export
  5. Click the download icon in the Download column

You can only export groups for which you have Edit access. If you want to export a group that is Read Only for you, check with one of the TextExpander group’s admin. The Admin and the others who share the group are all listed in the group’s Sharing tab on, found under My Snippets in the sidebar—click a Snippet group to see the Sharing tab. exports in comma-separated value (CSV) format.

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