How to Add Yahoo Contacts to MSN Messenger


When you sign up with MSN Messenger, you may not have to manually transfer all of the contact information for your online friends into the program. If your friends use Yahoo, you can automatically import your Yahoo contacts into MSN Messenger. This saves a lot of time and ensures all of your Yahoo contacts get transferred to MSN Messenger correctly. Best of all, it is simple to do. You can be instant messaging all of your Yahoo friends with MSN Messenger in no time. Follow these steps to find out how to add your Yahoo contacts to MSN Messenger.

Things You'll Need

  • Account with MSN Messenger
  • Hook-up to the Internet
  • Computer

Add Your Yahoo Contacts to MSN Messenger

  • Log in to your MSN Messenger account (see Resources below).

  • Click on the "Contacts" tab.

  • Select "Add a Contact" from the drop-down menu.

  • Enter your Yahoo contact's email address or instant messaging address.

  • Click on "Add Contact." Your Yahoo contact will automatically appear in your friends list on MSN Messenger.

  • Add an entire list of contacts at once. If you have a lot of Yahoo contacts saved all in one place, you can import them to MSN Messenger in a single batch. Go to "Contacts," then click on "Import Instant Messaging Contacts." You will then select the appropriate folder that contains your contacts and click "Open." All of your Yahoo contacts will be transferred to your MSN Messenger account at once.

Tips & Warnings

  • For additional information on how to add Yahoo contacts to MSN Messenger, head over to the MSN Help page (see Resources below).
  • Adding your Yahoo contacts to MSN Messenger will allow you to automatically see when these contacts are online.
  • MSN Messenger has changed its name. It is now officially known as Windows Live Messenger. Do not worry, however. The service is the same and all of your MSN contacts are intact and ready for you to use. The name is the only thing that has changed.
  • It is important to take measures to keep yourself safe online. It is a good idea to not respond to strangers who request to be your MSN friend. Ignore any random messages you get from people you do not know. Most important of all, never get together in person with a stranger you met online unless you bring someone with you and ensure other people know where you are going.
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