Geeks to Peeps

How To Transfer Contacts From An Android Phone To A Yahoo Account

One of my high school classmates emailed me recently with a question regarding their contacts on their Android phone. He keeps his contacts in his Yahoo account and wanted to know if there is a way to import his phone contacts to Yahoo. Fortunately, there is an easy way to do this.

As Android is Google’s mobile operating system, one of the first steps new Android users take when setting up their phone is to set up a Google account, if they don’t already have one, then associate that account with their phone. This is very convenient as your phone automatically syncs just about every piece of information you enter on the phone, including your email, calendars, photos, AND your contacts. This is great news if you want to get your contacts into another web account like Yahoo as you don’t even need to do anything on the phone to make it happen.

Here’s what you do:

1. Go to and log into your Yahoo account.
2. Click on the Contacts tab.
3. Click on the Import Contacts button.
4. Click on the Gmail button.
5. In the fields provided, enter your Google account username and password.
6. Check the box to grant Yahoo permission to access your Google contacts and click continue.
7. Select the contacts you wish to import and click the Import button.

That’s it! Your phone contacts now also appear in your Yahoo account.

Geeks to Peeps

Geeks to Peeps: Gmail Chat

In my last Geeks to Peeps article, I started digging into the wonder that is Gmail, looking at the archiving and labels functions and how they help you organize and reference your email. This article continues the Gmail love, focusing on the built-in Chat functionality and how it brings multiple communication methods into your Gmail account.


We live in a world where chat is as much a part of our online life as email is. It only makes sense, then, that Google has added their own chat application into Gmail as well as a standalone client. The official application is Google Talk and can be downloaded here. The application also serves as a notifier when you receive new email, so you don’t have to keep your web browser open all of the time. My focus for this article, however, is on the embedded chat function in Gmail.