With App Passwords, Your Yahoo Account Is Now More Secure

by Ramses Martinez, Director, Paranoids

At Yahoo, we’re constantly thinking about ways to protect our users and their data. In addition to second sign-in verification, we’re also launching today another way to make your account more secure: App Passwords.

An App Password is a temporary password that you can enter into our native iOS and Android apps for added protection. It’s a way that you can authorize a device to access your Yahoo apps.

Simply go into your account settings, turn on second sign-in verification, and then generate the one-time app password. Once you do, you can enter the password your mobile app, and it’s as simple as that. Your device will be logged-in, so you won’t have to go through this step again.image


If you add another device, you’ll have to generate a new one-time App Password. Lost your phone? No problem, you can easily revoke access to each individual app and device from the settings page:


Check out the video below to learn more about how to turn on second-sign in and Application Passwords.

Our team continues to focus on improving the security of your account and is dedicated to keeping up with safety and security best practices.