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Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo MessengerUser Profiles · 1 decade ago

if i want to chat i don't want to use my real name how can i change it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    if you're after quick fix..

    login to Yahoo! Messenger

    click on Messenger

    select My Contact Details

    at the top is Name:

    there are 3 fields that you need to complete to stop Yahoo! Messenger accessing the default Details stored in your Yahoo! Account information, these are...

    First (Name)

    Last (Name)


    put your ID in your First and Last Name fields in your My Contact Details

    eg in mine i have

    first name: bourbon

    last name: bee

    ID: bourbon bee

    take a little care if you remove the first and last name fields from you My Contact details, we've found that doing so can cause the information to be extracted from your Account Information.

    e.g if under My Contact Details if you fill in first name but don't fill in your last, you may find your last name is extracted from your Account details by default in most cases


    Account details

    first name: Jack

    last name: Jones

    My Contact details

    first name: JJ

    last name: [not filled out]

    your requests may go out with your yahoo ID but your contact details may read as JJ (from your My Contact Details) Jones (from your Account Details)

    we have an article at!_Messenger_version_8... if you want some more information then also check out our article!_First_and_Last_Name... regarding our experience and findings.

    the only sure fire way to kill it off completely is too edit your account information (the form you filled out when you signed up for your yahoo id)

    Once there...

    1.Ignore the first instance of your Names, scroll down the page until you see Address / Contact Information, click Edit...

    2. now at the top of the page should be Your Name, edit both fields

    3. hit Finished, if prompted, then confirm your password, you will be redirected back to your Yahoo! Account Information page where you can see the changes, if you're happy with the results, click Finish again, then exit out of your browser and log back into Yahoo! Messenger.

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