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Restore missing contacts in Yahoo Messenger

If it's been less than 30 days since a contact went missing, it may be possible to restore them to Yahoo Messenger.

  1. Sign out of Yahoo Messenger.
  2. From a desktop or laptop computer, follow the steps in our "restore deleted or missing contacts" help article.
  3. Sign in to Yahoo Messenger.
  4. In your Messenger List, double-click Address Book.
  5. Double-click the contact you want to re-add.
    - A Conversation (or "IM") window opens for that contact.
  6. Click the + (plus) icon.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to re-add your contact.

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