Adding Friends to Windows Live Messenger

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Getting Started

Microsoft product screen shot reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.

Chances are good you will find a wealth of new friends to talk to on Windows Live Messenger. This handy guide will show you how you can add new friends to your messenger's friends list.

First, click the icon to the right of search bar entitled "Find a contact..."

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Add Your Friend's Information

Microsoft product screen shot reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.

Next, users should enter their new friend's information, including e-mail address, mobile phone information, nicknames and other pertinent identifyers.

Before a user can add a new friend, they must also choose which group to place them in on their list. Click the drop-down box in the lower right hand corner to choose an appropriate group.

Once all the information has been placed, pressing "Add Contact" will add the contact to your friends list.