LinkedIn is reviving a tool that lets you download your contact list the day after it quietly removed it to the frustration of many users.
The site had shelved the feature on Friday and replaced it with a new option that bundles your contacts’ emails with an archive of every other file in your profile and takes up to three days to request, Venture Beat first reported.
The switch was made to thwart third-party services who were able to use the tool to scrape mass amounts of user contact information
The site explained in a blog post on Saturday that it would turn the download back on until it was able to determine how to cut down the wait time for the profile archive bundle.
“We’ve heard you loud and clear — that is too long to have to wait for a download of connection information,” LinkedIn’s vice president of product management, Michael Korcuska said in the post. “Effective immediately, we have turned the CSV download link back on.”