How to Upload Photos to Your Yahoo

By Emilia Lamberto

With a Yahoo! account, users can check and send emails, create a profile, participate in Yahoo! Answers and upload photographs to their account for profile use. Photographs added to a Yahoo! account may be used as a default photo on a Yahoo! profile or as a photo for a Yahoo! Answers account. Photos allow other members to get an idea of who they're speaking with. Adding photographs to a Yahoo! account only requires a few minutes of your time.

Things You'll Need

  • Photos in a JPEG or PNG format under 5MB

Step 1

Visit the Yahoo! homepage. Sign in with your user name or password. If you do not have a Yahoo! account, sign up and then log in.

Step 2

Click on your name or display name at the top of the Yahoo! homepage after you have signed in. From the drop-down menu, select "Profile."

Step 3

Hover your mouse cursor over your photo. If you do not yet have a photo, hover your mouse over the default photo. Click "Change Photo."

Step 4

Click on "Add Photo" from the "Select Photo" menu.

Step 5

Browse your hard drive in order to find the photograph that you wish to upload. Keep in mind that the photo must be in either JPEG or PNG format and must be under 5MB.

Step 6

Fill in the caption (the text displayed in the box) and click "Upload."

Step 7

Repeat steps five through six to add more photographs to your Yahoo! account.

Tips & Warnings

  • On Yahoo!, you may choose to make your photos public or private. You may restrict access or limit access to certain photographs. The option to make photos private is also available so that only you may view them.
  • According to the Yahoo! terms of service, Yahoo! members may not upload, post or email any content that they do not have a right to make available under any law or contractual relationships. No patented, trademarked or copyrighted material may be uploaded.