How to find people on Yahoo! Messenger
Yahoo! Messenger can find and add contacts from address lists of many other mail services, for exemple, from Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, AOL, Freenet, etc. Thus, if you have a lot of contacts in such address lists, you will be able to add your friends to Yahoo! Messenger quickly. There is a possibility to add a mobile phone number to a contact, so you can send an SMS-invitation directly from the app. Download Yahoo! Messenger to learn this functionality by yourself!
Let’s find people on Yahoo! Messenger.
Launch Yahoo! Messenger.
You need to run the messenger and sign into your profile. Click on Contacts from the menu on the top (arrow 1), and select Add a Contact (arrow 2). There is a useful keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+A, using which you will open the necessary window.
Add contact to Yahoo! Messenger List.
Now you need to enter the personal Messenger ID or Yahoo! email of this person in the field on the top (area 1). Select also the network from where you will find a contact (arrow 2). If you want to send SMS to this person, enter his cell-phone number (arrow 3). Click Next (arrow 4) to proceed to the next step.
Add contact to a group on Yahoo! Messenger.
You need to enter the name of the group in the top area (area 1). Yahoo! Messenger also offers to apply message to your request to the person, so enter the introduction (arrow 2). Change your name, if needed, then click Next (arrow 3).
Added contact to Yahoo! Messenger.
Yahoo! Messenger confirms that you have successfully added a contact to the Messenger List. There are some options for you. You can send your details to a contact or request details from him. If there is an existing profile of this person, you can associate the ID with it. Click on Finish if you do not want to do anything of that.
Imports contacts to Yahoo! Messenger.
It may not be convenient to add multiple contacts one by one. In such a case, use the Import Contacts feature in Yahoo! Messenger. Open the main window again, click on Contacts (arrow 1) and click Import Contacts (arrow 2). Yahoo! Messenger will open the appropriate wizard.
Associate Yahoo! Messenger and other services.
Yahoo! allows you to link the contacts from the Address list of different services.
In this window you can select, which contacts to include to the Messenger List. Check the appropriate boxes in the menu. You will open a sub-menu, where you need to enter your username and password for the appropriate service (Gmail in our screenshot, arrow 1). You have to let Yahoo! send your email account info to TrueSwitch (only to obtain contacts). Then click on Continue button (arrow 3).
The list of services includes Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail/Windows Live/MSN, AOL, Gmail/Googlemail, Orkut, Comcast, Earthlink, Freenet, GMX, Laposte, Multiply, Netscape, Optimum, Rediff, Sympatico MSN, voila, and Web.de.
Importing contacts to Yahoo! Messenger.
Now Yahoo! Messenger will import all contacts from associated services. It may takes several minutes depending on the amount of contacts you want to add. You can cancel this at any time. After Yahoo! Messenger adds contacts, you will see them in the Messenger List.
This is how to find someone on Yahoo! Messenger. Download Yahoo! Messenger and add your contacts!