Import Contacts to Yahoo Mail From Gmail and Facebook

Yahoo makes importing contacts easy

Even if you use several email clients, you probably have a favorite that you use more often than the others. If you prefer to use Yahoo Mail but your contacts are in Gmail or Facebook, use these directions to import the names and addresses easily and quickly.

Import Contacts to Yahoo Mail From Gmail, Facebook, and Outlook.Com

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To import your address book from Facebook, Gmail, Outlook.com or a different Yahoo Mail account into Yahoo Mail:

Yahoo Mail no longer supports importing contacts from Facebook.

  1. Select the Contacts icon at the top right of the Yahoo Mail screen.

    A Yahoo Mail inbox with the Contacts icon highlighted
  2. Select the More icon, then Import from another account.

    Yahoo Mail contacts menu with 'Import from another account' highlighted

    You can also reach this page by going to Settings > More Settings > Contacts.

  3. To import contacts from Gmail, Outlook.com, AOL, or a different Yahoo Mail account, click the Import link next to the appropriate email provider.

    Yahoo Mail contacts settings. The 'Import' option is highlighted.
  4. Enter your login credentials for the account you've selected.

  5. When prompted to do so, grant permission to Yahoo to access the other account.

If You Use Another Email Service

To import contacts from other email services:

  1. Click Import, next to Other Email Address in the Import Contacts screen to import from more than 200 other email providers. 

  2. Enter your email address and password for the other email account, and click Next. If Yahoo cannot import from the provider, you'll see an explanation screen. For example, Yahoo cannot import contacts from Apple's Mail application.

  3. When asked to do so, grant permission to Yahoo to access the other account.

  4. Select the contacts you want to import and click Import.

  5. Optionally, let imported contacts know of your Yahoo Mail address. To skip this step, choose Skip notifications, just import.

Import Contacts From a File

If Yahoo doesn't support importing contacts directly from your other email provider, check if you are able to export those contacts in a .CSV (comma-separated value) or .VCF (variant-call format) file. If so, export them. Then:

  1. Click Import, next to File Upload on the Yahoo Mail Import Contacts screen.

  2. Click Choose File and locate the .csv or .vcf format file on your computer.

  3. Click Import to import the contacts in the file to Yahoo Mail.

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