Adding Contacts on Yahoo! Messenger

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How to Add New Friends, Family to Yahoo! Messenger

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One of the most common functions Yahoo! Messenger users should know is how to add contacts to their Yahoo! Messenger contacts list. Adding contacts is a breeze and soon, you will be able to see who is online and ready to chat with a quick glance at your contacts list.

To begin, use your cursor and click “Contacts” on the top toolbar on the Yahoo! Messenger client window, then select “Add a Contact.” You can also press the following hotkeys in the future: Ctrl+Shift+A.

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Enter Your Contact's Yahoo! Messenger ID

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A window will appear prompting you to enter your contact’s Yahoo! Messenger ID or Windows Live Messenger screenname. For Windows Live Messenger users, ensure you have selected the Windows Live Messenger network underneath the “Network” drop-down menu, then click “Next.”

You can also click “Choose a Contact from Your Address Book” to select contacts from your Yahoo! email. (Note: If the contact is not part of Yahoo! Messenger, they will receive an invitation to join from your screenname).

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Select the Yahoo! Group for Your Contact

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Next, select the group you would like to add this contact to. At this time, you can also add a personalized message to be sent to the contact letting them know who you are and why you want to add them to your Yahoo! Messenger contact list.

Once you have finished, click “Next.”

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Adding Yahoo! Contact Complete

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A confirmation message will appear letting you know you have successfully added the contact to your Yahoo! Messenger contact list on your end. This contact will not appear active, however, until they decide to accept your request.

Click “Finish” to exit the window.

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