Instead of the traditional password punched in at sign-in, the app will use what's called the Yahoo Account Key feature. The company said it will take "user convenience and security to the next level."
Account Key uses push notifications to provide a faster way to sign into email using your mobile device. Once a user has linked the Yahoo account with the smartphone app, he or she will receive a push notification upon trying to sign in on the web. The user just Has to verify or deny the access on the phone.
"Passwords are usually simple to hack and easy to forget. Account Key streamlines the sign-in process with a secure, elegant and easy-to-use interface that makes access as easy as tapping a button. It's also more secure than a traditional password because once you activate Account Key — even if someone gets access to your account info — they can't sign in," the release read.
The app has been fully redesigned, Yahoo said, to make it "fast and responsive." October marks the company's 18th birthday.