Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Change Your Yahoo Mail Password Update your Yahoo password in one minute by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on April 25, 2020 Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email There are many reasons to change your Yahoo Mail password. Change your password if you suspect that your password has been compromised and someone has access to your Yahoo Mail account. If your password is too hard to remember and you're constantly checking your password manager, use a different password. Or, if your password isn't secure, create a more secure password. Change your password periodically to make it harder for someone to access your account because the same password isn't used for an extended period of time. Lifewire / Maddy Price If someone has your password because a keylogger was installed on your computer, scan the computer for malware and install an antivirus program. How to Change Your Yahoo Mail Password To change your Yahoo Mail password: Open Yahoo Mail, and login if prompted. Here's a shortcut. Open the Yahoo Change Password link, log in if prompted, then skip to Step 5 below. Select your name at top of the page, and go to Account Info. In Yahoo Mail Basic, select the menu next to your name at the top of the page, choose Account Info, then select Go. On the Personal info page, go to Account security. In the How you sign in section, choose the Change password link. In the New password text box, type a new, secure password. In the Confirm new password text box, enter the password again to confirm that it was typed correctly. Select Show password to double-check that it's the password you want to use. Select Continue. If prompted, enter a recovery email and phone number. To skip this step, select the I'll secure my account later link. On the Account security page, select Mail to return to your emails.