Change your account name and nickname in Yahoo

Changing your name or nickname allows you to customize your experience throughout all of Yahoo. Your nickname shows up as the display name at the top of every page and is your name for Yahoo Fantasy teams and comments you make on sites like Yahoo News and Yahoo Finance.

Change your name on a desktop

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo Account.
  2. Click Personal info.
  3. Click your name or nickname.
    - A text field will appear where you can type in your new name or nickname.
  4. Click Save.

Change your name on mobile device

  1. From an app or mobile browser, tap the Sidebar icon .
  2. Tap Account info.
  3. Optionally, if you're using the Yahoo Mail app, tap Manage Accounts to see this option.
  4. Tap Personal info.
  5. Tap your name or nickname.
    - A text field will appear where you can type in your new nickname.
  6. Tap Save.

This feature is not available in all Yahoo apps. If it's available in your app, you may be asked to re-enter your password, phone passcode, or Touch ID.