How to set up a public profile

You can publish different content on Yandex, such as articles, images, videos, collections, ads, surveys, questions and answers, ratings and reviews. Your posts are signed with your public ID: a photo, name, and link to your public profile.

This helps other users recognize your content, contact you, subscribe to your profile, and receive notifications about new publications.

You can set up a public profile in Yandex.Passport. This makes your publications more identifiable and makes it more convenient to talk to other users.

Note. Keep in mind that your public photo, profile name, and profile address must comply with Yandex services User Agreement and applicable laws.
  1. Change your public photo
  2. Change your display name
  3. Change your profile address
  4. Violation of rights

Change your public photo

By default, Yandex services display the photo that you provided during registration.

You can change your public profile photo:

  1. Hover over your photo and click .
  2. Upload an image.
  3. Click Save.

The new photo will be used in all Yandex services, as well as in emails in Yandex.Mail.

You can change your public photo whenever you want. It will be replaced in both new and old publications.

Change your display name

By default, Yandex services display the name that you provided during registration.

You can change the name that appears in your public profile:

  1. Enter a new name under your photo.
  2. Click Save.

The new name will be used in all Yandex services, except for Yandex.Mail. To learn how to change the sender name in Yandex.Mail, see Personal information in Yandex.Mail Help.

You can change your display name whenever you want. It will be replaced in both new and old publications. If your account is verified, you can change your display name by contacting our support service.

Your display name isn't unique: multiple users may have the same display name on Yandex.

Change your profile address

By default, a public profile address in Yandex.Passport is created automatically. It is used in links to your public profile in Yandex services.

To make it easier to find and promote a public profile, replace the automatically generated ID with a custom one in the settings. You can use the following characters in your profile address: Latin letters, numbers, dots, and hyphens.

You can only change your profile address twice. The first time you can set a custom ID instead of the automatically generated one. The second time you can change your custom ID. Example:
Profile address Page ID
https://yandex.ru/user/z7574jvvcbe9vgwc0 z7574jvcbe9vgwc0 — generated automatically
https://yandex.ru/user/yandex yandex — the first custom value
https://yandex.ru/user/yandex-arcady yandex-arcady — the second custom value

This is because we store all previous addresses so that users can find your public profile from old links.

Each public profile address is unique:
  • Two users can't have the same ID (this applies to both automatically generated and custom values).
  • A public address can't be the same as another user's username, but it can match the user's own username.

Public addresses are not case-sensitive.