How to Move a Message to a Different Folder in Yahoo Mail

Use custom folders to organize your messages

Yahoo Mail is a popular free email service with many features, including unlimited storage, SMS texting, social networking, and instant messaging. It can be accessed from a web browser or through the Yahoo Mail app for iOS and Android. Yahoo Mail lets you create multiple folders to hold messages.

To keep your email organized, you may want to move messages from one folder to another. It's quick and easy to relocate messages into folders where they'll be easy to find later, whether you're moving one email or a group of messages.

We've included instructions for moving email using Yahoo Mail from a browser as well as the Yahoo Mail mobile apps for iOS and Android.

How to Move Email Using Yahoo Mail on a Web Browser

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox.

  2. Select the email you want to move.

    To select multiple messages, check the boxes next to the messages you want to move.

  3. Select Move from the menu at the top of the screen.

    Alternatively, press the d key to automatically open the Move menu.

    The Move menu
  4. Select the folder where you want the email or emails to go by clicking its name in the list or pressing the keyboard shortcut to the right.

    Destination folders in the Move folder
  5. Your message or messages have been relocated.

    You can also select a message and drag it to a new folder.

How to Move Email Using the Yahoo Mail iOS App

Move Individual Emails

  1. Open the email you want to move.

  2. Tap the Move icon.

  3. Tap the folder you want to move the email to.

  4. Your message is now relocated.

Move Multiple Emails

  1. Long-press an email you want to move.

  2. Tap one or more additional checkboxes.

  3. Tap the Move icon.

  4. Tap the folder you want to move the messages to.

  5. Your messages are now relocated.

     Swipe actions in the Yahoo Mail app are customizable. Set the left or right swipe action to Move to a selected folder.

Move Email Using the Yahoo Mail Android App

  1. Tap and hold an email.

  2. Tap the checkbox next to the email or emails you want to move.

  3. Tap the Move icon.

  4. Tap the destination folder.

  5. Your message or messages have been relocated.