How To Delete Yahoo Account

By | Last Updated on June 10, 2021

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Yahoo has been losing millions of users due regular data breaches over the past few years. If you are also concerned about your data, you might want to close your Yahoo account permanently. In this article, we will guide you to delete your Yahoo account.

How to delete Yahoo email account?

Note: You cannot close your Yahoo account from the mobile app.

  1. Go to Yahoo Account Termination page.
  2. Log in to your account if you haven’t already.
    log in to delete yahoo account
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click on Continue delete my account. delete yahoo email account
  4.  Type in your email address and click on Yes, terminate this account. 
    Yahoo account deletion confirmation

Yahoo will take 40 days to delete your account permanently. It may take longer if you are registered in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Taiwan.

What happens when you delete your Yahoo account?

  • You won’t have access to products and services of Yahoo like Yahoo mail, Flickr account, Tumblr account, etc.
  • Your Yahoo email will be available for new account.
  • You’ll lose all data including emails, chat history, photos in Flickr, contacts, etc.
  • Even your paid services of Yahoo will become inaccessible and won’t get any refund.

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