Can't add or delete contacts in Yahoo Messenger

Getting a "taking longer than expected" error when trying to add or remove contacts in your Messenger List? Fix it with a few quick steps. Here’s how.

Primary steps

Most problems like this can be resolved with the steps covered in our basic fix Yahoo Messenger problems. If they don't work, you can fix it by resetting your connection settings.


If you're in a rush, you can always manage your contacts using Yahoo Mail as a workaround.

Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Messenger in Mail

For your changes to appear in Yahoo Messenger, sign out of Yahoo Messenger, then sign back in.

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