How To Import Windows Live Messenger Contacts

by on March 24, 2007
in Tips and Tricks




Yesterday, while chatting with my friend (a computer freak!), I came to know that being a highly computer-addicted teen doesn’t make you a genius.

While chatting, he asked me how he could import all of his MSN/WLM contacts from address to the other. I was surprised by his question!

Well, I have seen many people having problems when changing their MSN/Windows Live Messenger address. The main problem is that when they change their address they don’t know how to import their contact list :P. Below, I have explained the easiest way to import your contact list from MSN/WLM Messenger.

How To Import MSN Messenger Contacts

To import, simply go to Contacts in your MSN/WLM Messenger and select Save instant messaging contact. Save it anywhere in your PC, and then sign-in with the address you want the contacts to be exported to. After signing in, again go to Contacts and this time select Import instant messaging contacts.

That’s it! All you contacts are safely imported into your new address.

Happy chatting!

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  • moey

    Thanx heaps

  • Andi

    I can´t find the Save instant messaging contact option!
    What do I do?

  • Marcus

    Does all contacts have to accept you when this is done?
    Or is it like nothing happend?

  • Yes, they will have to accept you.

  • PIET

    I USED to be able to EX- and IMPORT my MSN contacts. It looks as if this option has been deleted from my CONTACTS Drop Down options. WHY?? Or am I missing something here??

  • Jay Dot

    This doesnt work on the new msn… it doesnt say save contacts, i used to do it all the time but now i cant ?? please help

  • Average User

    This no longer works. The option has been removed by douchbags.

  • Asdf

    This option has been removed for a long time now dummy~

  • LuDa

    USE THE OLD MESSENGER THE WINDOWS MESSENGER THAT CAME WITH THE WINDOWS IT WORKED ON MY XP BUT I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS LIKE VISTA OR 7 etc.