Delete an OpenID Yahoo account

While we're sad to see you go, we'll show you how to delete your OpenID Yahoo account.


Determine which type of OpenID account you have

  • Non-upgraded OpenID accounts: This type of account is created using a Facebook, Google, or other OpenID service, but is not tied to Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Messenger services.
  • Upgraded OpenID accounts: This type of account is created using a Facebook, Google, or other OpenID service, and has been upgraded to a full Yahoo account to access Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Messenger.

Deleting a non-upgraded OpenID account

  • Follow the OpenID unbinding instructions to delete your account.
    - Your non-upgraded OpenID account cannot be deleted through the regular online account deletion assistant: A non-upgraded OpenID account is not a full Yahoo account.
  • If your OpenID account was not created using Facebook or Google, here's what you need to do:
    1. Upgrade your account.
    2. Then, you'll be able to delete the account by following the regular Yahoo account deletion instructions.

Deleting an upgraded OpenID account

  1. Unbind your Google or Facebook account from your Yahoo account, using the OpenID unbinding instructions.
  2. Delete the account, by following the regular Yahoo account deletion instructions.

Do you want a regular Yahoo account? Sign up for a Yahoo ID.

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