Import your contacts

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


Importing Contacts

+Importing from Facebook, Google, and another Yahoo Mail account

If you have contacts saved within a supported provider's website, it takes just a few moments to bring them into your Yahoo Contacts.

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

  Important: The maximum number of contacts you can have in Yahoo Contacts is 5,000.

+Importing from another source

If your contacts are saved in another location that's not listed, you'll need to export them first. 

Exporting contacts from non-Yahoo services

To learn how to export your contacts from another provider, please refer to their help documentation. During the export process, make sure you select either .csv or .vcf as the file format.

Examples of other providers you may use include: 

  • Hotmail
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Outlook.com
  • LinkedIn

Importing a .csv or .vcf contacts file

Once you have the exported file from your other provider, you can easily import its contact information into Yahoo Mail.

  1. From Yahoo Mail's Left Navigation column, click the Contacts icon Image of an address book..
  2. Click Actions | Import.
  3. Click Import from File.
  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.

  Important: The maximum number of contacts you can have in Yahoo Contacts is 5,000.

Watch our help video to learn more about importing your contacts into Yahoo Mail.

Mobile Devices

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

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

 

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