How to Sign in to Yahoo Messenger on a Mobile Device

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You can get on Yahoo Messenger from not only a computer but also through the mobile app.

Before getting started, you, of course, need to have the app installed. If you don't already have it, you can use your phone's app store to download it. If you need help downloading Yahoo Messenger on an iPhone or another iOS device, check out How to Download the Yahoo Messenger App on an iPhone. Download the Android version of Yahoo Messenger in Google Play.

If you don't have a Yahoo! account, go to the bottom of this page to learn how to create one.

How to Sign in to Yahoo Messenger on a Mobile Device

Here's how to login to the Yahoo Messenger app on both an iPhone and an Android device:

  1. Tap on the purple Get started button.

  2. Enter your Yahoo! email address or phone number that's associated with your account, and hit Next.

  3. Type your password followed by the Sign in button to log on to your Yahoo! account through the app.

  4. You're logged in! You can now start chatting with your contacts and inviting friends.

How to Log Out of Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger saves your login for future sessions, which means you don't have to sign out - you can just exit the app and then reopen it to start using Yahoo Messenger again.

However, here's how to sign out if you do want to:

  1. Tap on your profile icon at the top right of the screen.

  2. Scroll down to find and click on Accounts.

  3. Hit the Sign Out link to see a pop-up confirming that you'd like to sign out.

  4. Tap the blue Continue button to sign out of your Yahoo! account.

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.

How to Set Up a New Yahoo! Account From Yahoo! Messenger

You'll need to have a Yahoo! account before you can log in to Yahoo! Messenger - that's obvious! However, fear not, for Yahoo! makes it really easy to set up a new account, and you can do so right there in Messenger.

  1. Use the Get started button on the first page of the app to begin.

  2. Scroll down a bit and tap on the link that reads Sign up for a new account.

  3. Type in your cell phone number and tap Continue. Confirm the number and Yahoo! will send a verification code to your phone as a text message.

  4. Enter the verification code into the fields provided, and tap the button to continue.

  5. Type your first and last name in the fields provided and then the Get started button to continue. Alternately, you may choose to skip this step.

    • Note that by tapping the "Get started" button, you're agreeing to Yahoo!'s terms and conditions. 
  6. Confirm your name and upload a profile picture, if you want, 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.