Yahoo wants to kill the password and they hope the new Yahoo! Mail app will be a nail in the coffin for what they consider an outdated way of doing things.

The release of the app coincides with the 18th birthday of Yahoo! Mail and it features a password-free sign in called Yahoo Account Key.

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Yahoo says  this feature will take user convenience and security to the next level. Earlier in the year, the company started offering an on-demand password that would let you sign into your Yahoo account after receiving a unique, one-use code via text message.

According to Yahoo VP Dylan Casey, “Passwords are difficult to remember and secondary sign-in verification is inconvenient and confusing.” Casey made Yahoo’s intentions clear saying, “We’re going to kill passwords altogether.”

¬†Here’s how it works. When you want to sign into your account through the app, you tap a button. Yahoo then sends an alert to your phone asking you to confirm that you want to sign in. You tap to say yes and you’ll be signed into the account.
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Signing out will be as simple as tapping, too. But this sign in feature isn’t all that’s new with Yahoo! Mail App.
Tomorrow, we’ll check out the other new features.
~ Cynthia