View contacts in Yahoo7 Messenger

Yahoo7 Messenger now puts your conversations front and center, not your contact list. If you're having trouble finding a contact to message directly, we've got you covered.

Yahoo7 Messenger for iOS and Android

View your contacts

Tap the Compose icon Image for the compose new message icon. to see all your contacts.

From the Compose screen, you can:

  • Swipe up and down to browse your contacts.
  • Enter a name or Yahoo7 ID to filter your contacts.

Note - Old contacts who don't have a Yahoo7 ID won't appear in your contact list.

Good to know - Yahoo7 Messenger syncs and matches your mobile contacts instantly, so you can find and chat with your friends even faster (assuming they use Yahoo7 Messenger). Just enter a contact's name, phone number, or email address. If the person you're searching for is listed under a nick name on your phone (such as "Dad"), it's best to search for the person's real name. Yahoo7 Messenger doesn't match nick names in your contacts to registered Yahoo7 Messenger accounts.

Animation showing how to find contacts.

Where's my buddy list?

We've updated how contacts and messages are organized. Instead of a buddy list, the home screen lists your recent conversations. To see a list of your friends on Yahoo7 Messenger, swipe to the bottom of your conversation list. Contacts are added to your home screen after you start a conversation with them. It's just like sending a text message on your phone!

Yahoo7 Messenger in Yahoo7 Mail

View your contacts

Click the Compose icon Image for the compose new message icon. to see all your Yahoo7 Mail contacts and Yahoo7 Messenger buddies.

From the Compose window, you can enter a name or email address to filter your contacts.

Note - Old contacts who don't have a Yahoo7 ID won't appear in your contact list.

Screenshot of the Compose window.

Where's my buddy list?

We've updated how contacts and messages are organized. Instead of a buddy list, the Yahoo7 Messenger window lists your recent conversations. It's just like reading or sending a text message on your phone!

Yahoo7 Messenger for Desktop

View your contacts

Right now, Yahoo7 Messenger for Desktop doesn't display your contacts in a list. However, you can still send a message to any of your contacts. Just click the Compose icon Image for the compose new message icon. and start typing a name or email address.

Note - Old contacts who don't have a Yahoo7 ID won't appear when you search for them.

Where's my buddy list?

We've updated how contacts and messages are organized. Instead of a buddy list, Yahoo7 Messenger lists your recent conversations. It's just like reading or sending a text message on your phone!

Yahoo7 Messenger for Web

View your contacts

Right now, Yahoo7 Messenger for Web doesn't display your contacts in a list. However, you can still send a message to any of your contacts. Just click the Compose icon Image for the compose new message icon. and start typing a name or email address.

Note - Old contacts who don't have a Yahoo7 ID won't appear when you search for them.

Where's my buddy list?

We've updated how contacts and messages are organized. Instead of a buddy list, Yahoo7 Messenger lists your recent conversations. It's just like reading or sending a text message on your phone!