How to View a Contact's Yahoo Profile

This article explains how to see someone's profile information from within Yahoo Messenger -- if they've made their profile or personal information available.


You can view a contact's profile information from Yahoo Messenger.

How to view the profile of a contact on your Messenger List:

  1. Right-click the contact's name.
  2. Select View Yahoo! Profile.
    - A new browser window opens showing their profile.

How to view the profile of a contact not on your Messenger List:

  1. Open the contact's instant message (IM) window.
    - If you've already closed the IM window: Type their Yahoo ID in the Contact Search bar and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
    - The IM window opens.
  2. Select Actions | Contact Options | View Profile in the IM window menu bar.
    - A new browser window opens showing their profile.

Note: You won't be able to view their profile page on Yahoo Profile if they've chosen to hide their personal information or their entire profile. 

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