Remove or temporarily hide ads in Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail is a free service made possible by marketing ads that can be temporarily removed by hiding them. Permanently remove ads by purchasing a Yahoo Mail Pro subscription.

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Types of ads you'll see

  • Ads in empty folders - Video ads appear in folders containing no emails in the desktop interface.
  • Ads in the left or right column - These ads appear on either side of your emails in the desktop interface.
  • Inline ads - These ads appear among your emails within your Inbox and other folders. They'll have a "sponsored" label. These types of ads appear on desktop and mobile interfaces.

Temporarily hide ads and give ad feedback

While ads on mobile can't be hidden, you can do the following from your desktop web browser to temporarily hide them. A new ad appears if you refresh the page or perform some actions.

  • Most ads - Click the X or Options icon Options icon to hide ads to remove that specific ad and provide feedback.
  • The right-side ad - Click the Hide icon Hide icon to remove ads to temporarily hide the ad.
    Animation of the hide ad icon.

Ad free experience in Yahoo Mail

Which subscription type is right for you?

  • Yahoo Mail Pro (purchased on a computer) - Removes ads for 1 account in the web and mobile app interfaces.
  • Yahoo Mail Pro for Mobile (in-app purchase tied to a Google Play or Apple ID) - Removes ads for all accounts in the mobile app, but does not remove ads from the web interface for any account.

Purchase Yahoo Mail Pro (on a computer)

  Not available in all locales - If the option isn't listed in your account, it's not available at this time.

From New Mail:

  1. Click the Settings icon Image of the Settings icon..
  2. Click on More Settings.
  3. Select Yahoo Mail Pro.
  4. Chose a yearly or monthly subscription and enter your payment info.
  5. Click Pay.

From Classic Yahoo Mail:

  1. Mouse over the Settings icon Image of the Settings icon. | select Yahoo Mail Pro.
  2. Chose a yearly or monthly subscription and enter your payment info.
  3. Click Pay.

Purchase Yahoo Mail Pro for Mobile (in-app purchase)

  1. Click the Menu icon Image of the Sidebar menu icon..
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Get Yahoo Mail Pro on mobile.
  4. Follow the onscreen prompts to subscribe.

Still seeing ads in your web browser with a Yahoo Mail Pro subscription?

If you have a Yahoo Mail Pro subscription (not the in-app purchase version) and you're still seeing ads on your desktop web browser, then your computer or web browser may be infected with malware (usually installed as a web browser add-on, extension, or plug-in). Use Yahoo Mail in another web browser or you can use these resources for tips on fighting malware: