Uninstall Yahoo Messenger

We know everyone's different, so if you've decided that Yahoo Messenger isn't right for you, here's how to remove it from your Mac or PC.

Uninstall from a Windows PC

  1. Quit Yahoo Messenger.
  2. Using your keyboard, press the Windows + R keys.
    - The "Run" window opens.
  3. Enter appwiz.cpl
  4. Click OK.
    - The "Programs and Features" window opens ("Add or Remove Programs" in older versions of Windows).
  5. Click Yahoo Messenger.
  6. Click Uninstall (Change/Remove in older versions of Windows).
  7. Click Finish.
  8. When the uninstall is complete, restart your computer.

Uninstall from a Mac

  1. Quit Yahoo Messenger.
  2. Click the Finder icon in the Dock.
  3. Click Applications.
  4. Drag the Yahoo Messenger application to the Trash.

  Find your past conversations - You'll still have access to all of your conversation history, even after you uninstall Yahoo Messenger. Learn how using our help article about Yahoo Messenger archives in Yahoo Mail.

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