Yahoo password requirements
We've developed the following guidelines to help you create a password that will be more resistant to hacking.
- 8 to 32 characters long.
- Cannot be all letters.
- Contain at least one number or symbol.
Tip: We suggest using a combination of multiple numbers and symbols.
- Contain at least one uppercase letter.
- Cannot contain 3 or more consecutive letters used in either your real name or Yahoo ID.
For example: If your Yahoo ID is "zerocool," your password cannot be "school2077" since "ool" is a part of your Yahoo ID.
- Cannot reuse a password that you've used before.
Not sure if your password is strong enough? Start typing your password, and you'll see a green check mark appear beside each requirement that you've met. We'll also tell you which requirement you still need to incorporate into your password for it to be accepted.
Using a public computer? We recommend hiding your password by unchecking the "show" option.
Review more password tips and best practices to help protect yourself online.