Phone number instead of username

The main phone number linked to your Yandex ID can be connected as an additional login. You can do this when linking your phone number or at any time later. Go to the Phone numbers page and turn on Phone number as a login.

Each telephone number can only be used as an alternate username for one account. Likewise, only one alternate username can be associated with an account. Only your main telephone number can be used as your username.

Let's say that you use the number +1 564 1234567 as an alternate username. Now you can:

  • Enter the telephone number without a plus sign or spaces (for example, 15641234567) everywhere you need to enter your Yandex username.

    One exception to this rule is on the Restore access page, where you must enter the username you gave when you registered.

  • Use the address as an email alias.

Note. If you register a new account using the main number, this phone number won't work anymore for logging in to this account.

Features of inboxes with alternate usernames

To send an email to this address, you can enter a number in any format (without spaces): Yandex Mail recognizes both and

Messages sent to this address will be directed to your Yandex Mail inbox. This address will stop working if you disable your alternate username or unlink the number from your account.

If your number gets transferred to a different person, and the new owner enables it as an alternate login, the email address will also get transferred to their use. You can prevent this:

  • If you lose your SIM card with your phone number, you should restore it at one of your mobile operator's offices before the number can be put back in circulation.

  • If you change your phone number, unlink your previous number and link a new one on the Phone numbers page.

    Important. If the phone number is given to a new owner, they will receive messages sent to the email address with this number. If you change your phone number, tell your contacts that you no longer use the email address with the old phone number.