Import Contacts to Yahoo Mail From Gmail and Facebook

Yahoo makes importing contacts easy

What to Know

  • In the Contacts tab, go to More > Import from another account.
  • Click Import next to the appropriate email provider.
  • Log in as prompted and grant permission to access the account.

If you prefer to use Yahoo Mail but your contacts are in Gmail, AOL, or, use these directions to import the names and addresses.

Yahoo Mail no longer supports importing contacts from Facebook.

Import Contacts to Yahoo Mail From Gmail, Outlook.Com, AOL, or Another Yahoo Account

To import your address book from Gmail,, AOL, or a different Yahoo Mail account into Yahoo Mail:

  1. Select the Contacts icon in the upper-right corner of the Yahoo Mail screen.

    A Yahoo Mail inbox with the Contacts icon highlighted
  2. Select the More icon (the three dots), and then choose 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,, 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 selected.

    Selection of an email account with contacts for importing
  5. When prompted, grant permission to Yahoo to access the other account.

    Permission screen for Yahoo to access another email account

    Contacts that contain special characters, such as dashes or accent marks, cause an import to fail. The solution is to remove the special characters.

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