Add a contact in Yahoo Messenger
To add a new contact, just send someone a message. Contacts will appear on your home screen in Yahoo Messenger in a conversation thread after you send them a message for the first time.
- Click the Compose icon .
- Enter your friend's name or Yahoo email address.
- If you're using Yahoo Messenger on mobile, you can also add a contact by phone number.
- Enter a message to start the conversation.
- Click Send.
Your new contact will receive an invitation to chat. You won't be notified when they accept or block your invitation. However, if you receive a message back from them, it means they've accepted.
Enter multiple names or Yahoo email addresses at the same time to create a group.