You might be wondering how to delete your Yahoo! account if you no longer have any use for it. Leaving a pointless account online with your information included can present a security risk for no reason! Instead of ignoring your neglected Yahoo! account, learn how to properly delete it and rest easy. It only takes a few minutes to delete your Yahoo! account.
To delete your Yahoo! account, you will need:
- A Yahoo! account
- A computer
- Log onto your Yahoo! account. Because you are performing the task of deleting your own account, you need to be logged in to do so. So, log onto the Yahoo! site and login to the particular account in question.
- Paste “https://edit.yahoo.com/config/delete_user” into your internet browser’s address bar. Because Yahoo! has made it a little harder to delete your account than sign up for it, it is easiest to just paste this URL into your browser.
- Confirm your password at the bottom of the page, and fill out the security form. Because Yahoo! wants to know they’re really dealing with the real you, you must answer a few questions before actually terminating your account. You must first enter your password into the field at the bottom of the page, and then copy the letters from the security form. Once you’ve done this, you’re all set.
- Press “Terminate Account.”Let it be known that this is the final step to terminating your account. You won’t be asked if you’re sure or if you want to confirm the termination. Once you press the button, the account will be closed. However, if you’ve already pressed the button, then you are completely finished with closing your Yahoo! account!