This week Yahoo! will be opening our network to third-party ID sign-in options with Facebook and Google. We’re offering people who don’t already have a Yahoo! account (and even those who do) a new way to participate, create, and share their experiences across almost all of Yahoo!. Basically, we’re delivering a great personal experience on Yahoo!, whether you sign in with a Yahoo!, Facebook, or Google ID.
After you sign-in to Yahoo! with your Google or Facebook ID (check out the screen cast to see how easy it is) you’ll be able to start sharing articles, leaving comments, playing Fantasy Sports, personalizing your stock portfolio, rating movies, music and restaurants, and much more.
If you’ve been following Yahoo! you know that we’ve been moving in this direction for a while, innovating with new technologies and open standards (like OpenID) to create a more friendly and personal Web experience. In 2008, we became one of the world’s largest providers of OpenIDs and in October of last year we introduced OpenID log-in with Google on Flickr to make it easier for you to connect with fellow photo enthusiasts and share your photos with the world. We also deepened our commitment to integrating Yahoo! with other social networks when we integrated with Facebook in 2009. It’s our ongoing goal to find new ways to make logging into and engaging with all of the amazing experiences we offer at Yahoo! as effortless as possible.
As a place that over 600 million people visit every month, Yahoo! strives every day to bring you the content, information, tools and meaningful social connections relevant to you from across the Web. It’s our belief that by continuing to open up the Yahoo! network to third-party IDs, we can help more folks join in the fun and create exciting, more personalized and inclusive online experiences. So sign-in and enjoy the new fast pass to your personal Web on Yahoo!.
The Yodel Editors