New Delhi: Users of Yahoo services will have to use a Yahoo username to sign on to its services, as the company plans to phase out signing up to these services using Facebook and Google credentials.
Aiming to streamline its sign-in experience, Yahoo will provide a single account and password for all Yahoo products across devices. In addition, the company will also offer faster customer support and account assistance, and easier password recovery.
“The eventual switch for all users to a Yahoo username will occur over time,” the company said.
Users for many Yahoo services can currently use their Yahoo ID or their Google or Facebook accounts to sign in, as a result of a program introduced early 2011 under former CEO Carol Bartz.
Last year, the company decided to reset email accounts that were not used for at least 12 months and issue them to other users to help them get IDs of their choice.