Yahoo Adds Facebook Contact Import Ability

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Yahoo Mail users should find it considerably more convenient to get in touch with their friends and acquaintances from now on.  Today, Yahoo and Facebook made it possible for those users to add their Facebook friends’ email addresses to their Yahoo Contacts lists.

The benefits should be obvious.  A post on the Yahoo Mail Blog pointed out, "So when you are on Yahoo! Sports and you want to email your old high school buddy that great article on the Winter Olympics, his email address is just a click away.  Or maybe you want to forward your cousin your airplane reservations on Yahoo! Mail . . . . [n]ow you can type the first few letters of his name in Yahoo! Mail and – presto! – his email address from his Facebook profile will appear in your email."

The import process is extremely simple, too.  Users just need to head to the "Import Contacts" page, click on Facebook’s logo, enter their Facebook login info, and wait a few moments for all of the data to transfer.

Whether this development will be enough to make Gmail or Hotmail users give Yahoo Mail a chance is hard to say, but this at least represents a significant step forward in terms of user-friendliness for existing Yahoo Mail fans.

More tie-ups between Yahoo and Facebook are on the way, too, according to Andrew Molyneux, a program manager over Yahoo Mail.

Yahoo Adds Facebook Contact Import Ability
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  • http://gnampf.blogspot.com/ Bernd

    This feature won’t be enough for Gmail users to give Yahoo Mail a chance.
    I do not like these spy-features.

  • Guest

    It did work for a while, but now it does not.

    click on the Facebook icon to begin the import process and a separate Facebook dialog pops up, confirming that you are willing to share contacts with Yahoo. Click Okay and the dialog disappears.

    then back on your Yahoo Contacts page it starts working to import. But that stops and a new message displays

    To continue importing your Facebook friends, please keep the dialog window open. If you need to restart or stop the Facebook contact import process, please click on one of the buttons below.

    Restart Import – Cancel

    You can repeat this process over and over (pop up preventer disabled, of course), and no luck importing

  • Tyeesha

    I have nearly 5000 friends. I just started a new yahoo account. It says its importing but the contacts are not. There are no contacts in the email. I waited for hours and none populated. I tried it with my other yahoo account and it worked perfectly.

  • Guest

    same problem! PLEASE HELP

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