Private Yahoo Search results

Save time in your busy life with private, personalized Yahoo Search results. Instead of looking for things in your Yahoo Mail account, you can use Yahoo Search to find details about upcoming or past events, reservations, deliveries, and bills that you've received email about. 

You'll only see your private search results when you're signed in, and no one else can see or search for them.

Types of private search results

Flight itineraries

Example search phrases - airlines (United, Jet Blue), airport codes (SFO), flight numbers (UA 388)

  • Get directions
    - Click Directions or Terminal
  • Check in to your flight
    - Click Check-in
  • View the related email
    - Click View email
  • View the airline's website
    - Click Airline website
  • Share a flight
    - Learn more about sharing
  • Remove a result
    - Click the Delete icon Delete button
Graphic showing private flight search results with flight itinerary details and an image of the destination city

Hotel reservations

Example search phrases - Hotels (Marriott, Best Western)

  • Get directions
    - Click the hotel's address or the map
  • View the related email
    - Click View email
  • See the hotel website
    - Click Hotel website
  • Remove a result
    - Click the Delete icon Delete button

Graphic showing private hotel search results with hotel reservation information and an image of a room with a map showing the location

Rental car bookings

Example search phrases - Avis, Hertz

  • Get directions
    - Click the rental car agency's address or the map
  • View the related email
    - Click View email
  • See the rental car agency's website
    - Click Rental car website
  • Remove a result
    - Click the Delete icon Delete button

Graphic showing private car rental search results with booking details and a map showing the location

Package deliveries

Example search phrases - USPS, Amazon, packages

  • Track a package
    - Click Track packages
  • View the related email
    - Click View email
  • See your order details on Amazon
    -  Click Order details
  • Get customer service help with your package
    - Click Customer service
  • Remove a result
    - Click the Delete icon Delete button

Graphic showing private package delivery search results with order details and images of the order items

Events, invitations, or tickets

Example search phrases - Ticketmaster, Evite, Venues (Radio City, Hollywood Bowl)

  • View the related email
    - Click View email
  • See the webpage for an event
    - Click Event page
  • Add an event to Yahoo Calendar
    - Click Add to calendar
  • Get directions
    - Click directions
  • Remove a result
    - Click the Delete icon Delete button

Graphic showing private search results for an event, invitation, or ticket with its related details

Bills

Example search phrases - Bills, Comcast.

  • Pay the bill
    - Click Pay now
  • View the related email
    - Click View email
  • Remove the result
    - Click the Delete icon Delete button

Graphic showing a private search result for a Comcast bill with an option to pay the bill and an option to view the related email.

Configure private search results

Turn private results on or off

Start from any Yahoo Search page that has search results.

  1. Mouse over the settings icon Settings icon | click Preferences.
  2. Under "Search Preferences" | “Private results,” choose your preference from the drop-down.
  3. Click Save.

Troubleshoot private results

Can't find what you're looking for? Right now, we only show private results for select companies.