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How to import my user data?

If you want to use existing data from your own database or import data from a previous provider to Crisp, Crisp offers import options for your contacts: CSV files, APIs, Javascript SDK, native integrations and tools such as Zapier, n8n or Make.

How to import data to Crisp using CSV?

1. Retrieve your data

As Crisp uses CSV to import your data, you need to gather your data in a CSV file.

No matter how the data is formatted. Crisp will allow you to map the data to the Crisp format

2. Go to the Crisp Contacts Tab

Connect to
Go to the Contacts tab
On the upper right corner, click on import contact profiles.

Click import contact profiles

3. Upload the CSV and Map the Data

If your CSV doesn't have a header (the first row with variables names such as email, name, IP, company), check the option "Skip header"

Also, please ensure your CSV separator is correct. By default, Crisp is using a comma.

Required data and data formats:

Email is required
First name and Last name (or Full name) are strongly recommended. While you can import a list with only emails, this means your contacts names will be extracted from the email addresses.
Segments must be separated by a pipe (|), a comma (,) or a space () separator.
Country must be a country code, not a country name (e.g. US for United States).
City must be the full city name.
Dates (Creation date and Last Active date) can be either a string in ISO 8601 format (e.g. 2020-08-14T14:09:10-02:00), or a UNIX timestamp (seconds or milliseconds) (e.g. 1694070416 or 1694070416000)

4. Add custom data

Crisp provides predefined attributes like the Email, Username, Segments, Company information, etc.

It's also possible to use your own data in Crisp, such as a user ID, or internal variables.

By default, Crisp auto-detects the columns that correspond to custom data. If a column is named data.my_key, then it will be automatically added as a custom data named my_key.

In addition to the auto-detection, you can also manually map custom data.
First, click on that button:
Click create a custom data key

Then you need to fill your custom data key. Here are some valid examples:

✅ user_id
✅ lifetime_value
✅ ltv
✅ AppVersionCode

Here are some invalid examples

❌ Company Name
❌ $ltv
❌ is_subscribed?

You need to avoid spaces and special chars, except _ and -

Then Create your custom key and assign the custom key.

Finally, assign your custom data key

5. Proceed

Your data import might take time. If you are importing hundreds of profiles, it should be live in a few seconds.

If you are importing 20,000+ profiles, it might take a few minutes. Just make a coffee then

We recommend doing an initial import of 1-2 contacts first, as a test. This is to make sure that all your data is mapped how you expect, and that you didn't forget to map a column.

Importing existing contacts

If you import a profile a second time (i.e. a profile with the same email address already exists), it will behave as such:
existing custom data with new values will be updated (to explicitly delete an existing custom data, leave its value empty)
new custom data will be added to existing ones
new segments will be added to existing ones (it's not possible to explicitly delete segments)
employment information will be merged
company information will be merged
any other information (nickname, avatar, etc.) will be overwritten

How to import data using Crisp API?

The API routes from Crisp that allow for contact import (user profile) are:

Add New People Profile: POST /v1/website/{website_id}/people/profile
Update People Data: POST /v1/website/{website_id}/people/data/{people_id}

Procedure for Contact Import

Add New People Profile
- Endpoint: POST /v1/website/{website_id}/people/profileAPI reference available in our dev hub
- Request Body:
  "email": "",
  "company": {
    "name": "Crisp"
  "person": {
    "locales": [
    "profiles": [],
    "geolocation": {
      "country": "FR",
      "region": "CVL",
      "city": "Nantes"
    "nickname": "Camille",
    "timezone": -120,
    "avatar": ""
  "segments": [

Update People Data
- Endpoint: POST /v1/website/{website_id}/people/data/{people_id}API reference available in our dev hub
- Request Body:
  "data": {
    "subscription": "Unlimited",
    "newsletter": "marketing",
    "order_id": "TX00075643ZA"


Authentication: Ensure you have authenticated your requests with the appropriate tokens.
Create Request Body: Format the contact data as specified in the request body examples.
Send Request: Use an HTTP client to send the POST request to the appropriate endpoint with your website ID.

For detailed documentation, visit the Crisp API Reference.

How to import data to Crisp using native integrations?

It's very simple, you just have to install the native integrations and enable the feature "syncronize contacts" from the native integration itself. For reference, Crisp integrates itself with Pipedrive, Hubspot, Zoho, Salesforce, Shopify, WooCommerce, or Prestashop for example.

How to import data using Zapier?

Zapier provides several Zaps to integrate Crisp with various applications, allowing for the import and management of user profiles. Here are some Zaps that facilitate the import of user profiles to Crisp:

Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM to Crisp:

Create or update Crisp contacts for new Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM leads.
Update Crisp contacts when Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM contacts are modified.
These Zaps are useful for synchronizing lead and contact information between Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM and Crisp​.

Google Sheets to Crisp:

Create multiple rows in Google Sheets for new contacts in Crisp.
Update Google Sheets rows whenever Crisp conversation data changes.
These Zaps help manage contact information in Google Sheets and keep it synchronized with Crisp​.

Notion to Crisp

New Contact in Notion: This trigger can be used to create new contacts in Crisp whenever a new contact is added in Notion​.

How to import data using Crisp API?

Importing or updating data using Crisp JS SDK can be pretty useful in the following use-case
- new user had signed through a web application
- user has modified his email through a web application
- user has modified his first name, last name or company information

The Crisp Web SDK ($crisp) provides several methods for importing or updating user profiles. Here are the relevant methods and their usage:

Change User Email
$crisp.push(["set", "user:email", [email]]);
   // Example: 
   $crisp.push(["set", "user:email", [""]]);

Change User Phone
$crisp.push(["set", "user:phone", [phone]]);
   // Example: 
   $crisp.push(["set", "user:phone", ["+14152370800"]]);

Change User Nickname
$crisp.push(["set", "user:nickname", [nickname]]);
   // Example: 
   $crisp.push(["set", "user:nickname", ["John Doe"]]);

Change User Avatar
$crisp.push(["set", "user:avatar", [avatar]]);
   // Example: 
   $crisp.push(["set", "user:avatar", [""]]);

Change User Company
$crisp.push(["set", "user:company", [name, { url, description, employment, geolocation }]]);
   // Example: 
   $crisp.push(["set", "user:company", ["Crisp", {
     url: "",
     description: "Crisp company",
     employment: ["CTO", "Engineer"],
     geolocation: ["FR", "Nantes"]

Procedure to Import or Update User Profiles

Initialize the Crisp Web SDK: Ensure the Crisp SDK is included and initialized in your webpage.
Set User Information: Use the $crisp.push method with the appropriate function to set or update user details.
Verify Changes: Ensure that the user profile changes are reflected in the Crisp dashboard.

For detailed usage and examples, refer to the Crisp Web SDK documentation.

Updated on: 11/06/2024

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