How to Create a Yahoo Alias

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Access Your Yahoo Account Information

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Want to create a Yahoo alias for use in Yahoo Chat rooms? The Yahoo alias feature allows users to create new screen names strictly for chat without opening an additional account.

Whenever you enter a Yahoo Chat room with an alias, you can send and receive IMs and chat room messages, concealing your Yahoo ID from public view.

How to Create a Yahoo Alias

Want to start creating a Yahoo alias? Begin by opening your account information using your Yahoo Messenger contacts list. Select Messenger > My Account Info to continue creating your Yahoo alias.

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Select Yahoo Alias Management

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Next, your web browser will open your Yahoo Messenger account management panel.

Scroll down to the "Account Settings" section, and select the "Manage your Yahoo aliases" link, as illustrated above.

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Add a Yahoo Alias to Your Account

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Next, select the "Add an Alias" link to create your new Yahoo alias. Yahoo aliases may only contain letters, numbers, and underscores; all other punctuation marks or spaces will not be accepted in your Yahoo alias.

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Enter Your New Yahoo Alias

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A field will be created, prompting users to enter your new Yahoo alias. Type your Yahoo alias in the field provided, and click "Save" when finished.

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Your New Yahoo Alias is Ready for Use

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Once complete, your new Yahoo alias will appear within your account settings, as illustrated above. You are now ready to use your Yahoo alias in Yahoo Chat rooms.