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Overview of Yahoo Contacts

Keep in touch with your friends, family, and anyone else you care about by adding them to your Yahoo Contacts.


We've got all the info you'll need to centralize your contacts' phone numbers and email addresses. Click a linked topic below for more info.

Accessing Contacts

Your contacts are just a click away! Click the Contacts icon Image of address book. in the Left Navigation column to view Yahoo Contacts in the content area.

Those icons stay in the top left corner of Yahoo Mail so you can access them no matter whatever you're doing in your mail.

Add a new contact

Meet someone new or reconnect with an old friend? Add their info to Yahoo Contacts so you don't lose touch.

  1. Click New Contact.
  2. Enter the contact's information.
    - Only part of the contact's name is required.
  3. Click Add More to add additional information fields.
  4. Click Save.

  Tip: If you receive an email from a new contact, click their name and select Add to Contacts to easily save their contact info.

Edit a contact's information

Life is always changing - we move to a new home, get married, and get new phones. Update your Yahoo Contacts as quickly as they change.

  1. Select a contact.
    - The contact's details will display to the right.
  2. Click Edit Details.
    - Make the modifications you want.
  3.  Click Save.

Delete a contact

Keep your contents up-to-date by deleting those you no longer need.

  1. Select a contact.
    - Place a check beside each contact to select multiple contacts.
  2. Click Delete.
    - A confirmation window appears.
  3. Click Delete to confirm.

  Note: If a contact is deleted by mistake, you can attempt to recover deleted contacts.

Organizing Contacts

Once you've added contacts in Yahoo Mail, you can easily sort, group, and locate them.

Sort contacts

Organize how contacts display in your contacts list by changing their sort order:

  1. Click Actions.
  2. Select your sort preference:
    • Sort by First Name - Organizes contacts alphabetically by first name.
    • Sort by Last Name -  Organizes contacts alphabetically by last name.
    • Sort by Email - Organizes contacts alphabetically by the primary email address.
    • Reverse Sort Order - Changes the sort order from A-Z to Z-A.

Contact lists

Creating a list lets you group common contacts together that you frequently send emails to, saving you from manually adding them each time you compose a message. Learn how to use Contact lists

Search for contacts

Have a contact that you just can't find? Just search for it!

  1. In the search bar, enter your contact's information.
    - You can use part of their name, email address, or phone number. 
  2. Click Search Contacts.

Your contacts list will refresh to show your search results.

Advanced Options

You're in control of your contacts. Merge, store, and back up their information swiftly and efficiently.

Print Contacts

Sometimes we just want a hard copy. Printing your contacts is a good way to backup your data. 

  1. Click Actions.
  2. Click Print All.
  3. Make your selections and click Print
    - Your browser's print preview window appears.
  4. Follow your browser's onscreen prompts.

Merge duplicate contacts

If you find more than one entry for a contact in your account, you can merge them!

Check out our fix duplicate contact entries article to learn how you can reduce your contacts clutter.

Importing and exporting contacts

You can view Yahoo Contacts with other email programs and providers. Check out our help articles for how to import and export your contacts for more information.

Syncing contacts to a mobile device

Our sync contacts article will help you get your Yahoo Contacts on your mobile devices in no time at all. 


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