Add a contact in Yahoo Messenger

To add a new contact, just send someone a message. Contacts will appear on your home screen in Yahoo Messenger in a conversation thread after you send them a message for the first time.

  1. Click the Compose icon Image for the compose new message icon..
  2. Enter your friend's name or Yahoo email address.
    - If you're using Yahoo Messenger on mobile, you can also add a contact by phone number.
  3. Enter a message to start the conversation.
  4. Click Send.

Your new contact will receive an invitation to chat. You won't be notified when they accept or block your invitation. However, if you receive a message back from them, it means they've accepted.

 Enter multiple names or Yahoo email addresses at the same time to create a group.