The Answers community is about to get even bigger!

Currently, as a pre-requisite to participate on Yahoo! Answers, we ask that you have a Yahoo! ID to sign-in to the Yahoo! network. This in turn is where your identity on both Yahoo! and Answers is managed from.

Now, as part of Yahoo’s moves to make the web a more social and open place we are opening up Answers to people with Google or Facebook IDs too.

We appreciate people don’t want to be overwhelmed by different logins for each site you want to participate in on the web and through a technology called OpenID we’re able to eliminate the need for multiple logins across different Web sites.

After you sign-in with your Google or Facebook ID you’ll be able to fully participate on Yahoo! Answers.

Check out this video to see how easy it is to sign-in with a Google or Facebook ID:

A few points to note:

  • For existing Answers members you’ll still see all of your existing content when you login with your Yahoo! ID. However you also have the option to `bind` your Facebook/Gmail account with your Yahoo! account. If you choose to do this you’ll be able to see all of your Answers content when logged in with either your Gmail or Facebook account. Read this help page to find out how to do this*
  • If you sign in with your Facebook ID you still control what is published to your Facebook feed from Answers through the checkbox on the ask/answer flow. Your activity on Answers will not automatically be published on your Facebook feed.
  • OpenID isn’t available for the Mobile version of Answers just yet… we’re working on it though and we expect to make it available in the coming months
  • All participants using Google or Facebook IDs will still be subject to our Yahoo! ToS and Answers Community Guidelines when contributing to the site.

For further information on Yahoo! Fast Pass check out the Yodel Anecdotal blog post: http://ycorpblog.com/2011/01/18/id-sign-in/

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  1. i am neither political, religious etc. I am double post graduate in public administration and political science and also studied english litrature, sociology, psychology, anothroplogy, history and histroy of civilization and basic knowledge of religions etc. I am a retired person spending my time by giving free tuitions and writing resumes of poor children of all religions with out teaching them my own religion. I am thankful to yahoo, google and microsoft when i face a computer problems. They helped me lot. I take part in yahoo questions and answers to increase my knowlege. Thank u and God bless u.

    Comment posted on February 16th, 2011 at 2:02 pm by iqbal Husain
  2. we are very happy to use is porgramme

    Comment posted on February 21st, 2011 at 1:52 pm by hafiz ahmed
  3. Hay! Adding “facebook” ID is one of the greatest works by yahoo answers community. Now I can share my question and answers to my friends very easily

    Comment posted on March 1st, 2011 at 11:13 am by linda
  4. So the trolls will have more options now?

    Comment posted on March 3rd, 2011 at 8:14 am by Eva Braun
  5. And the Answers has also become more petty – with chippy Westerners showing their ignorance, along with baiting the more mature with their favourite subjects – usually racism, fascism and any other ‘ism’ they feel like yelping on the net…and when they are told off by other punters, or given an answer that may embarrass them, what do they do? Gang up and let you know of the ‘rudeness’ they’ve suffered – with you in turn erasing the answer from the disgusted.
    Nice…

    Comment posted on April 2nd, 2011 at 10:47 pm by iran2walkden
  6. i all ways had my password allready saved on my account. But today i accidentally got rid of the password then i typed it back in but it kept on saying the password is incorrect but i know my email password and it ain’t incorrect. I then pressed forgot password but it ses a error and i really dont know what to do please help

    Comment posted on April 3rd, 2011 at 2:49 pm by shawn safford
  7. So, we r lucky 2 be usin this thng.

    Comment posted on April 7th, 2011 at 11:57 pm by MariahC12
  8. Kudos! What a neat way of thinking about it.

    Comment posted on April 11th, 2011 at 12:09 am by Tilly
  9. That’s not just the best answer. It’s the bestest answer!

    Comment posted on April 11th, 2011 at 2:26 am by Cheyanne

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