[Update on November 2010: Yahoo Messenger Nickname no longer available
Updated: Try to use what Melody said in her comment to change your Yahoo Nickname. Note: Yahoo closed down the ways we can change our nickname, if you have a nickname that been edited or changed in the past before yahoo has closed down the edit profile and nickname, you still able to use it in chat room: ASCII or Invisible Nickname]
Nickname almost like a call’s name. In the messenger service, especially in Yahoo! Messenger, nickname is like your called name. Nickname can be changed as many as you wish. There are no limitation of changing your nickname. In chat room (if you using official chat client of YM), your nickname will appear in the talk chat room, only by clicking your nickname or hovering the mouse on the nickname your real identities (username or ID) can be seen by others. In Instant Messenger, in Messenger List, nickname represent the name of yours!
Remember in Messenger List of your friends, your nickname not in your controls. Your friend can change the nickname of yours whatever and whenever they want to.
To change nickname of yours, You can make simple steps that we given to you below. Note: this only will change the nickname appear in chat room not in Messenger List of your friends. There are three ways to change the nickname of your IDs. First through chat room yahoo messenger ( only available in Yahoo Messenger version 8):
Chat Room >> Chat >> Change My Nickname…
Unfortunately, this ways of changing nickname sometime did not support ASCII character. We, personally, not recommend you to change nickname through this ways. The second, you can change by using change nickname software. But, its not the right times to give you that such of changing nickname software.
And the last, you can change nickname by using your account editor. Follow our instructions below:
Yahoo! Messenger >> Messenger >> My Profiles >> Create/Edit My Profiles
If you see Yahoo Messenger Message, “Do you want to be signed in automatically when you click a link to Yahoo! web site?” just answer Yes. Within a second, you will face your account profiles editor at your Internet browser, Please choose one of your ID ( If you create two or more Alias ID or Public ID), or type the url address: http://profiles.yahoo.com/username and login with username password, then do these steps:
Edit >> Edit Profile Information >> Nickname >> Save Changes
Now your new nickname has been changed! Remember even though you have new nickname, the nickname of yours in your friend messenger list still remain the old nickname, unless they change it into new one.
New Ways to Change Yahoo Messenger Nickname
Just login to your Yahoo Account (use login username of your desired alias ID or primary ID of Yahoo) then. Just visit:
You will see a Page like this:
After that, click the Continue Button at the right of the page, and you will see a page like this:
Now finish your edit Profiles. Display name has the same meaning with Nickname (Display nickname only used in Mail not in Chat Room). Happy New Nickname!!
Note: You can access you old Yahoo Profiles (Nickname, Name, Sex, Age, etc) using this simple trick. Just Login to Yahoo and then open url below in your web browser (thank to glytch for this trick):
If all of the tricks above still not work try this one:
First Login to Yahoo with your Yahoo ID then go to:
If you unable to do all the tricks that we gave you above, just try to use Yahoo Nickname Changer below.
Yahoo has patched / deleted the links above, try to use this one (thanks to melody for her comment):
Note: if the links above is not working anymore, just change the p6 to others p(number) else such p2 will be like p2.pf.re4.yahoo.com/blablabla or p4 will be p4.pf.re4.yahoo.com etc
With this tricks, We tested this tricks a minute ago on June 26, 2009 at 8am, and works fine. Enjoy it
The links seem deleted by yahoo again: please use this software below (we not tested yet):
If you got any error from the software above just visit viprasys.org. find the answer from there. you may need to install missing file (dll/ocx) or need to register them before you run it.
Note: mr.phils suggests us to use korean profile to edit the nickname.
[It seems that all the ways to edit / change nickname no longer working, I just wanna say that this time Nickname is like a Gold Treasure]
Updated: Try to use what Melody said in her comment to change your Yahoo Nickname. Good Luck
Update 11/16/09: One of my friends told me that he can change their nickname by using @kimo ID.
If you had any trouble to change nickname in Taiwan just try to use this Tool below:
ps: Yahoo! and the Yahoo! Messenger logo are registered trademark of Yahoo, Inc