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Import your contacts

Access your other accounts' contacts in Yahoo Mail by importing them into Yahoo Contacts.

Importing Contacts

  Important - You can have up to 5,000 contacts in Yahoo Contacts.

+Import from Facebook, Google, Outlook.com, and Yahoo Mail

It only takes a moment to bring your other contacts into Yahoo Mail from supported websites.

  1. Click the Contacts icon Image of an address book. at the top-left of Yahoo Mail.
  2. Click Actions | Import.
  3. Click the listed provider's Import button.
  4. If prompted to Sign In, Accept, or Allow Access, do so.
    - A confirmation screen appears.
  5. Click Done or View contacts.

  Did you know? If you import contacts from Google or Outlook.com, Yahoo Contacts will automatically check for new or updated contacts every 24 hours.

+Import from another source

If your contacts are not within one of the providers above, you'll need to export them to .csv or .vcf before you can import them into Yahoo Contacts.

Refer to your provider's help documentation for instructions on how to export to .csv or .vcf.

Importing .csv or .vcf contacts files into Yahoo Mail:

  1. Click the Contacts icon Image of an address book. at the top-left of Yahoo Mail.
  2. Click Actions | Import.
  3. Beside "File Upload," click Import.
  4. Click Choose File
    - Locate the .csv or .vcf file on your computer.
  5. Click Import.
    - A confirmation screen appears.
  6. Click Done or View contacts.

Mobile Devices

If you're using a phone or tablet, you can sync your contacts directly to the device.

  Need to export contacts from Yahoo Mail? Our exporting contacts help article has you covered.

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Last updated: June 03, 2014