Allow or disallow people to find you on Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger has a privacy setting that controls whether people can search for you and send you chat invitations. If you don't want to receive invitations, disable the setting. Otherwise, keep it enabled.

 All Yahoo Messenger platforms (Android, iOS, Web, desktop, and Yahoo Messenger in Yahoo Mail) share the same privacy settings. Any changes you make to your privacy settings will be applied to all platforms.

Yahoo Messenger for Android

Allow people to find you

  1. Tap the Settings icon Image for the settings icon. above your list of conversations.
  2. Tap Privacy settings.
  3. Slide the switch next to "Let friends find me" to On.
    - The color of the switch changes to green when this setting is on.

Don't allow people to find you

  1. Tap the Settings icon Image for the settings icon. above your list of conversations.
  2. Tap Privacy settings.
  3. Slide the switch next to "Let friends find me" to Off.
    - The color of the switch changes to gray when this setting is off.
  4. Tap Turn off to confirm.

Yahoo Messenger for iOS

Allow people to find you

  1. Tap the Settings icon Image for the settings icon. above your list of conversations.
  2. Tap Privacy Settings.
  3. Slide the switch next to "Let friends find me" to On.
    - The color of the switch changes to green when this setting is on.

Don't allow people to find you

  1. Tap the Settings icon Image for the settings icon. above your list of conversations.
  2. Tap Privacy Settings.
  3. Slide the switch next to "Let friends find me" to Off.
    - The color of the switch changes to white when this setting is off.
  4. Tap Disable to confirm.

Yahoo Messenger for Desktop

Allow people to find you

  1. Click your profile image at the upper-left corner of the page.
  2. Click Privacy Settings.
  3. Select Let friends find me.

Don't allow people to find you

  1. Click your profile image at the upper-left corner of the page.
  2. Click Privacy Settings.
  3. Deselect Let friends find me.
  4. Click Disable to confirm.

Yahoo Messenger for Web

Allow people to find you

  1. Click your profile image at the upper-left corner of the page.
  2. Click Privacy Settings.
  3. Select Let friends find me.

Don't allow people to find you

  1. Click your profile image at the upper-left corner of the page.
  2. Click Privacy Settings.
  3. Deselect Let friends find me.
  4. Click Disable to confirm.

Yahoo Messenger in Yahoo Mail

Allow people to find you

  1. Click the Yahoo Messenger icon Graphic of Messenger icon..
  2. Click the Settings icon Image for the settings icon..
  3. Click Privacy Settings.
  4. Select Let friends find me.

Don't allow people to find you

  1. Click the Yahoo Messenger icon Graphic of Messenger icon..
  2. Click the Settings icon Image for the settings icon..
  3. Click Privacy Settings.
  4. Deselect Let friends find me.
  5. Click Disable to confirm.