How to Change Yahoo Messenger Display Name

Yahoo messenger, one among world’s top online chat programs to send and receive instant messages, offer its customers a very wide range of unique features. Not only you can send and receive instant messages online, but you can change your display name as well. Yes, Yahoo! Messenger is one among the anonymities one can experience. For example, your real name is “ABC” but you can use “XYZ” in the display of the Yahoo! Messenger. If you do not want to display your real name during Yahoo! Chat, then you can change it within few seconds going through some very simple steps.

Things you will need to change Yahoo! Messenger display name

Internet access
Yahoo! Account


  • 1

    Open Yahoo! Messenger login page.

  • 2

    Sign into Yahoo Messenger by entering your Yahoo! ID and password.

  • 3

    Now, click the “Messenger” tab on left top corner of the Yahoo! Messenger’s main page.

  • 4

    Press the “My Contact Details” right below Yahoo! Insider. A separate window will be opened in front of you.

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    Once the new window is opened in front of you, enter your full name and nickname. Now, select the nickname that you want to display on Yahoo! Messenger. You can select any nickname that you like.

  • 6

    Once you entered your Yahoo Messenger display name, click on the “Save and Close” tab on the right bottom of the window. You have successfully changed your Yahoo! Display name.

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