Way back in December was announced integration between the two giant Yahoo and Facebook and looks like the incorporation is taking shape. Yahoo just announced that its users will now have access to import their Facebook friends into Yahoo Contacts. The announcement is not only important for Yahoo, as it gestures its increasing trust on third-parties for social services, but as well for Facebook that has been unwilling in allowing outside parties access to its users’ social graphs.
Rick Pal from Yahoo Mail wrote -
In addition to importing your contacts from sites like Gmail and Windows Live Hotmail, starting this week you can now easily add your Facebook friends’ email addresses to your Yahoo! Contacts list. This will make it easy to communicate and share with the people you care about – wherever you are in Yahoo!. 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, but you’ve never emailed him before. Now 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.
This new tool is now live in Yahoo Mail. Users are locating a message when visiting the Contacts tab, notifying them of the fresh feature and pointing them to the Contact Import tool. And importing your contacts from Facebook comes with pretty simple steps, give it a try. Apart from that Yahoo says that this is just one of the first steps you’ll see us take to help people interact with Facebook users all across Yahoo! So lot more to come!