Deleting a Yahoo account is not always necessary, especially if you’re trying to close it because you are currently having problems signing in, or for other reasons such as being worried about your account’s security.
If you’re facing one of the problems that I just mentioned, then you can easily fix them by using the Yahoo Password Helper to recover your password and get back in to your account, or you can use it to search for your ID if that’s what you can’t remember.
And if you’re facing security problems at this moment, you can learn how to quickly secure a hacked Yahoo account, and once you’ve taken back control of your account you can safeguard it to prevent future hacking attempts. If you’re interested in learning how to recover your Yahoo login information or securing a hacked account follow the instructions on this page.
If you still want to cancel your account, then simply follow these steps to get rid of it permanently:
How to Delete Yahoo Account
- Go to the Terminating my Yahoo Account page. And if you use a phone number to log in go to this page instead.
- Now you will need to confirm your password by entering it one more time in the “Password” box.
- Click on the “Terminate this Account” button.
If you follow these steps correctly your Yahoo account will be deleted from all devices permanently, including Android, iOS (iPhone and iPad), Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, etc. And it will also be deleted from linked services such as Gmail, Mac email, Outlook, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, and more. However, you will still need to remove your Yahoo account from those services or devices manually, otherwise it will continue to show up, but you won’t be able to access it due to the simple fact that it doesn’t exist anymore.
Keep in mind that if you cancel your account, all other Yahoo services that you’re currently using with the same account will be terminated as well. That means that you won’t be able to use the same ID and password to access services such as Yahoo Answers, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Screen, and Flickr, just to mention a few.