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How to Add, Delete and Manage Contacts in Yahoo Mail?

February 20, 2020 | By John Wick | Filed in: how to.

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If you are not so familiar with the new interface and features integrated by Yahoo Mail in its platform and you are facing trouble adding, removing, and managing contacts in your Yahoo Mail account, then you may want to go through the information provided in this guide. In this guide, you will be guided in detail as to how you can easily add, remove, and manage contacts in your Yahoo Mail account, be it exporting from other email accounts or a CVV file. Let us first know how you can add a contact or group of contacts in your Yahoo Mail account.

Steps to Add Contacts in Yahoo Mail Account

There are basically three ways you can add contacts to your Yahoo Mail account –

  • Adding contacts manually
  • Adding contacts automatically from Email and Social Networking account.
  • Adding contacts using contacts file.

Steps to Manually Add Contacts

If you are looking to add only a few contacts to your Yahoo Mail account, you can add them manually by following these steps.

  1. On your computer, go to the Yahoo Mail login page and sign in to your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. Once you are logged into your Yahoo Mail account, you will need to select the Contacts icon located on the top-left corner of the screen. This will take you to the Contacts section of your Yahoo Mail account.
  3. In the Contacts section, you will need to click on the New Contact This will open a new window on your screen. Here, you will need to enter the required information in the provided fields. The information that you will need to enter includes your – First Name, Middle Name, Surname, Email, Mobile Number, Work Details, and Personal Details.
  4. After entering the required information, you will need to click on the Save The contact will be added to your Yahoo Mail account right away. Similarly, you can add your other contacts as well.

Steps to Add Contacts from Other Email Accounts and Social Networking Accounts

If you are looking to add contacts to your Yahoo Mail account from your email or social networking accounts like Gmail or Facebook, you can add them by following the instructions provided below.

  1. Start by signing in to your Yahoo Mail account. Once you are logged in, you will need to select the Contacts You can find the option on the top-left corner. You will be directed to the Contacts section of your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. Once you are in the Contacts section, you will need to click on the Actions Doing so will open a drop-down menu on your screen.
  3. From the drop-down menu, you will need to click on the Import This will open an “Import Contacts” section on the right-hand side of your computer screen.
  4. Next, you will need to click on the Import button located next to the email account or social networking account in the Import Contacts
  5. On the next screen, you will be prompted to give permission to Yahoo for importing the contacts. Simply allow the permission and wait until all your contacts get imported to your Yahoo Mail account’s contacts list.

Steps to Add Contacts using a Contact File

If you have a contact file (in .CSV or .VCF format), you can add contacts from them by following the below-mentioned instructions:

  1. Click on the Contacts icon located on the top-left corner in your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. In the Contacts section, select the Actions A drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
  3. From the drop-down menu, you will need to click on the Import
  4. In the Import Contacts section, you will need to click on the Import button located next to the File Upload An Import contacts window will open on your screen.
  5. In the Import Contacts window, select the Choose File option and select the contact file you wish to import. After selecting the contact file from the window, click on the Open Your file will be ready to import.
  6. Now, click on the Import button and wait until all the contacts from the file get uploaded to your Yahoo Mail contacts. Once the import process gets completed successfully, the contacts will be added to your account.

Guide to Edit Contacts’ Information

If you mistakenly added incorrect information for any of the contacts listed in your Yahoo Mail account, you can rectify it by following the information provided below.

  1. In your Yahoo Mail account, click on the Contacts icon located on the left-hand side section.
  2. Once you are in the Contacts section, you will need to select the name of the contact which you wish to edit.
  3. Once you have selected the contact you wish to edit, you will need to click on the More options icon (three horizontal dots) located next to it and select Edit contact option from the menu.
  4. Then, you will be able to make the desired changes in the details of the selected contacts.
  5. Once you are done making the changes to the contact, you will need to click on the Save option to save the changed made.

Guide to Remove Contact’s Information

  1. Go to the Contacts section in your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. Once you are in the Contacts section, you will need to select the name of the contacts you wish to remove.
  3. After selecting the contact, you will need to click on the More options icon (three horizontal dots).
  4. From the menu that appears on your screen, you will need to click on the Delete Contact option.
  5. Confirm your action to delete the contact from your list by clicking on the OK The contact will be removed permanently from your Yahoo Mail account.

So, these are the step-by-step instructions you will need to follow in order to add, remove, and manage contacts in your Yahoo Mail account.


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