How to set up a public account

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 account.

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

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

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

Change your public photo

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

You can change the photo that appears in your public account:

  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 account:

  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 account address

By default, the public account address is created automatically. It is used in links to your public account on Yandex services.

To make it easier to find and promote your public account, replace the automatically generated ID with a custom one in the settings. The address can contain Latin characters, numbers, dots, and hyphens.

You can only change your account 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. For example:
Account 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 account using old links.

Each public account 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.