How to Sign In to Yahoo Messenger on a Mobile Device

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Sign In to Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger
It's easy to sign in and start chatting with Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo!

The latest version of Yahoo! Messenger was launched in December 2015. It's available as a mobile app for either iOS or Android devices, and can also be accessed as a desktop app or via email. This tutorial covers signing into Yahoo! Messenger from a mobile device. 

How to Sign In to Yahoo! Messenger on a Mobile Device

Locate the Yahoo! Messenger icon on the desktop of your mobile device. If you don't yet have the application, download it from either the Apple Store or Google Play Store depending on whether you are installing the application on an iOS or Android device.

  • Tap on the purple "Get Started" button
  • Enter your Yahoo! email address (or a phone number if you've previously registered)
  • The next screen should display your Yahoo! email address followed by a field to enter your password. Enter it, and tap the blue "Sign In" button
  • Tap "Next"
  • You're logged in! You can now start hating with your contacts and inviting friends.

How to Log Out of Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger saves your login for future sessions, you don't have to sign out in order to exit the app. If you would like to sign out, however, follow these steps:

  • Tap on your profile icon at the top right of the screen
  • Scroll to "Manage Accounts"
  • Tap on "Sign Out"
  • You'll receive a pop-up message confirming that you'd like to sign out. Tap the blue "Continue" button

Logging in After Logging Out

If you do sign out, you may experience a different login procedure the next time you login, depending on how your account was set up.

  • If you signed up for Yahoo! Messenger using an existing Yahoo! username and password combination, you'll be prompted to enter that information when you want to use the application after logging out
  • If you signed up for a new Yahoo! account by following the prompts on Yahoo! Messenger, you likely only provided a mobile phone number and were never prompted for a password. That's because Yahoo! Messenger has a cool new feature in which they send an "on-demand" password to you via text message each time you login to the application. This is a great feature that helps to protect your account and keep it secure.


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No Yahoo! ID? No Problem!

Yahoo! Messenger
Yahoo! makes it easy to sign up for a new account from the login page on Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo!


You'll need to have a Yahoo! account before you can log in to Yahoo! Messenger. But fear not, Yahoo! makes it easy to set up a new account right from the home screen of Messenger.

How to Set Up A New Yahoo! Account from Yahoo! Messenger

  • Open Yahoo! Messenger (or if you don't have the application, download it from the Apple Store or Google Play Store)
  • Tap the blue "Get started" button
  • Locate the text at the bottom of the screen that says "New to Yahoo? Sign up for a new account" and tap on the blue, highlighted text
  • Enter your mobile phone number into the fields provided and tap the button to continue. Yahoo! will send a verification code to that number. 
  • Enter the verification code sent by Yahoo! into the fields provided, and tap the button to continue
  • Enter your first and last name in the field provided and tap the "Get Started" button to continue. Alternately, you may choose to skip this step. Note that by tapping the "Get Started" button that you are agreeing to Yahoo!'s terms and conditions. 
  • Confirm your name and upload a profile, if you desire, by tapping on the "set photos" icon on the top of the screen. Tap the blue "Confirm" button to continue. 

That's it! Your login information will be saved for future sessions. 

Updated by Christina Michelle Bailey, 7/6/16