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Recent activity overview

If you ever are looking for more info on your recent account activity, whether out of curiosity or for security reasons, the login history feature is the place to look. In "Recent activity" you can see where, with what device, and how your Yahoo account has been accessed lately.

"Recent activity" can be broken down into 4 categories:

  1. "Devices and browsers" - devices and browser sessions using your Yahoo account.
  2. "Third party email and calendar applications" - applications you've elected to use your account.
  3. "Recent account access changes" - the three most recent changes to how you sign in to your Yahoo account (click show all to see more).
  4. "Recent updates to your account" - the three most recent account updates (click show all to see more).

Device type

Devices are the trusted, signed-in devices that you've used to sign into Yahoo apps. These devices can be used to receive account access - no password needed.

 If you lose your phone, you can make sure your account is safe by disconnecting any devices.

Under each listed device, you'll see the location and time that you last logged on in addition to what actions can be performed from this particular device. Click Done when you've reviewed the info and made any necessary changes. 

Browser sessions

Recent browser activity covers all the places we've seen you sign in to your account from a browser. Here, you'll find a list of the browsers you've used coupled with the device you used, the location, and the time of sign-in.

Sometimes, mobile device access can record as 'Browser,' so don't worry if you recognize the location, but 'Browser' is listed instead of 'Mobile'.

About IP addresses

Your IP address will be in 1 of 2 formats and the difference depends on the format supplied by your service provider.

IPv4 - The 4th version of IP used to identify devices on a network. It is a 32-bit address. Example:

IPv6 - Newer version with auto-configuration, better, more efficient routing, and flexible options and extensions. It is a 128- bit address. Example: 2002:4559:1FE2::4559:1FE2.

Visit to learn more about IP addresses, and the difference between an IPv4 and IPv6 address.


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