Sign in or out of Yahoo

You can sign in and out of your account from the top of any Yahoo page. How you sign in depends on whether you're using Account Key and which device you’re using.

Sign in

Sign in with a password 

  1. Click Sign in at the top of any Yahoo page.
  2. Enter your Yahoo ID or email address.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Click Sign in.

Your Yahoo ID is your Yahoo email address without the "" at the end. If you have an email address ending with,, or a non-Yahoo address, you'll need to enter the full email address.

Sign in with an Account Key

  • If you’ve activated Account Key or use a code to sign in, simply enter your username and approve the Account Key notification we send to your phone or enter in the code sent to your email address. 
  • If you’ve activated Account Key, but have it turned off, enter your Yahoo ID as normal. You can then either enter your password or click Try Yahoo Account Key and approve the notification we send to your phone.

Can’t find the notification? Learn more about signing in with Account Key.

How the "Stay signed in" option works

By default, "Stay signed in" is selected on the sign-in page. This means you stay signed in even if you close the browser window. This is the default setting for your convenience, and so that Yahoo products always align with your customized preferences and alerts. Even if you have only one account and you sign out, you don't need to re-enter your username each time you sign in.
If you're using a public, shared device or you’re extra concerned about privacy and you want to guarantee that even your Yahoo ID can't be seen by the next person to use it, you can always deselect “Stay signed in.”

Sign out

To sign out of all accounts, mouse over your name at the top of any Yahoo page | click Sign Out.

How to sign out of Yahoo apps when using Account Key

If you try to sign out of a Yahoo  app, we'll check to see if you have a valid Internet connection and if the device you're trying to sign out of is your last Yahoo Account Key enabled device.
There are three possible experiences you'll have:
  • Good to go! If you have a valid Internet connection, and it’s not your last Yahoo Account Key signed-in device, you'll sign out immediately.
  • You sure? If it's your last Yahoo Account Key signed-in device, you'll see a warning asking if you want to proceed. You won't be signed out until you click Continue.
    • If you do continue, next time you sign in, you'll need to verify the phone number listed on your account.
  • Try again. If you don't have an Internet connection, you'll see a message asking you to connect and try again.

How to sign out of an individual device

Sign out of individual devices you're signed in to by disconnecting them from your Recent activity page.

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