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Yahoo Messenger Change Name

I want to change the name that Yahoo Instant Messenger displays, how can I do this?

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  • kartee2001 Nov 17, 2008

    i want to change my yahoo chat display name

  • joselle Dec 01, 2008

    how can i change my displayed name in yahoo messenger 9.0?

  • silent soul Feb 27, 2009

    i want to change my diplay name on yahoo messanger but geeting that error

    “The last Address Book operation did not succeed due to a server error. (Error Code: -40402)”

    plz help me out

  • Imran1055 Apr 02, 2009

    I want to change my contact detail so i open messenger on left top of yahoo messenger and then select my contact detail and by mistake i had put wrong name there and save and close it.after that i m unabale to change that name.



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While on yahoo messenger go to Messenger at the top left, My Contact Details, a box will open.. at the top of the box there will be a lil box that says Nickname under it.. put whatever u want your name to be in that box and hit Save/Close.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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Go into your settings on messenger and edit your display name

Posted on Sep 16, 2008


U ca not change anymore because yahoo changed its server settings

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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How can i change my name for chatting

Hi , Follow the procedure: 1.Sign in to Yahoo! messenger using your user ID and password. 2.Press the "Messenger" tab on the page. 3.Click onto the "My Profiles" tab. 4.Hit the "Create/Edit" tab on the page. 5.Scroll through the list of your Yahoo! Messenger ID and any alias names which you've created. On this page you can add or delete names and aliases by simply clicking on the appropriate tab. 6.Set the appropriate display name to "Default." Once you've decided which name you want to be displayed on Yahoo! Messenger, make sure you set that as your "Default" name. 7.Click "Apply" followed by "OK" on the following prompts and you will have successfully changed your display name in Yahoo! Messenger.
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How do i change my dsplay name to my yahoo msger....? tnx. this is my e-mail add pcnxa lng new user ako eh.....

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How to change name in yahoo messenger?

Hi Zannerose,

From your main Yahoo! Messenger window, click on Messenger on the menu and choose Contact Details. You can change there your name or nickname and other information.

Hope this helps.

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Click on your Messenger avatar
Select 'Account info' and sign in
Scroll down to 'Manage my Yahoo alias' click link
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Click 'close'
Go to top and sign out.

When going through the chat room procedure pause after hitting "join a room" as there will be drop-box on top of the next panel giving you the option to choose what name you wish to use in the chat session

Sep 15, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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in the Yahoo messenger, select the menu 'Messenger' and select the option 'My Contact Details' . In the 'Nickname' textbox, enter the desired name you want to display as ur name and click the 'Save & Close' button

Jul 06, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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1.Right click against the Friend's name
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3.In the the textbox for 'Nickname', enter the desired name
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Jul 05, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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you can't change your name once it is done, but you can create a new account under a different name and cancel the old one

May 03, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Ok. I was the original poster of this problem, I have now found a way to solve this and will share the solution. and log in you can now edit your Nick Name.

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Yahoo 9 wont let me display a picture or change nickname

Go to folder
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It's a list of display images saved by YM. Remember the filename of your desired image.

Open your registry (click Start, Run.., type REGEDIT).

Trace the path
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The value of Path should reflect the filename of the current display image in your YM. Change it to reflect the filename of your desired image.

Close the registry.

Restart YM.

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