Change your account name and nickname on Yahoo

If you've recently changed your legal name or decided to go by something new, you can update your Yahoo account to reflect the changes. You can edit your full first and last name and display nickname.

Change your Yahoo nickname

Your nickname shows up as the display name at the top of every page on Yahoo. It's also your name on Fantasy Sports teams and on comments you make on Yahoo sites, like News.

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo Account Information page.
  2. Under "Personal info," click Yahoo nickname.
    - A text field will appear where you can type in a new nickname.
  3. Click Save.

Change your full name on Yahoo

  Under development - While we work to improve this, it may not be available on your account.

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo Account Information page.
  2. Under "Personal info," click your name.
    - "Your Contact Information" page opens.
  3. Update your details in the correct fields.
  4. Click Save.

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