Whether you want to change the name on your Yahoo account, or simply update the recovery details, Yahoo has you covered. You can easily update your personal information like picture, name, birthday or gender, and also change the account security settings.
How to Update Your Yahoo Account Picture
Personalize your account by adding a photo from your desktop computer or a mobile app. You can upload a picture in .jpeg, .jpg and .png format so long as it is has a maximum size of 5MB and a minimum of 192x192 pixels.
Update Photo Using a Yahoo App
Update Photo Using a Web Browser
How to Update Your First, Last and Display Name
Depending on the Yahoo product, your account name/nickname appears at the top of the page. It might be visible to other users on this platform. E.g. your name appears next to any comment you post on Yahoo News.
You can also change the sending name in new emails that is displayed to the recipients of your mail.
How to Update a Wrong Birthday or Gender Listed on Your Account
For security purposes, on your Yahoo account you cannot update or edit the date of birth, even if you input a wrong date the first time you created the account. You will need to register a new Yahoo account if you want the account to showcase your accurate birthday.
On the other hand, it is possible to correct a wrongly listed gender:
How to Set Up and Manage the Yahoo Account Key
Are you tired of having to remember and manage multiple passwords? The Yahoo Account Key offers more security and allows you to use your phone rather than a password to log in. Once the feature has been enabled, Yahoo will send a notification to your chosen mobile device. You can approve access by just tapping on your phone screen, so nobody else can access your account
You should have a minimum of one Yahoo application installed on your phone and be signed into it.
After thousands of Yahoo customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Update My Account Information on Yahoo? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Yahoo if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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