Open your website to hundreds of millions of Yahoo! users. Access your user's identity, social graph, and activity stream through Yahoo!'s Social APIs. Sign up users faster, drive referral traffic and let your users access their profile and friends.
Yahoo!'s Social APIs are widely used across the Internet. The first step to successful integrations is to let your users sign in through Yahoo!. Signed in users can share their activities on your site with their friends and the Yahoo! Network.
A simple, out-of-the-box general integration
Forbes uses Echo to enable their users to leave comments on articles. People who sign in with their Yahoo! ID can automatically share their comments with their friends on Yahoo! Network. This drives traffic back to Forbes. People can show their Yahoo! Profile information such as their photo and nickname next to their comments on Forbes.
A fully customized integration using Yahoo! APIs
Huffington Post enabled its users to sign in using their Yahoo! ID, link their accounts with their Yahoo! Profile, and to share their activities to and from Yahoo! Network properties.
On top of this, Huffington Post's custom integration allows its users to see which among their Yahoo! friends are already on Huffington Post. Users can then follow their friends' activities within Huffington Post without leaving the site. Instead of creating a social network entirely on its own, Huffington Post leveraged Yahoo! as a social graph and an effective distribution channel.
Get started quickly with one of our partner solutions, or roll out a custom solution using our APIs.
Simple & Easy Integration
Yahoo! has worked with leading publisher solution vendors to provide integration solutions that work with Yahoo! Social platform right out of the box. These solutions offer a range of features based on two common themes: ease of use and deep integration with Yahoo! Social Platform.
They are simple to implement, so you don't need a software developer writing custom code; yet they take full advantage of Yahoo! Sign In, Updates, and other social features.
Check out these solutions and find one that's right for you. You can, of course, blend these solutions with your own custom code, directly leveraging Yahoo! Social APIs for your unique needs.Start Now
Maximum control, complete flexibility
If you are looking for more flexibility over your integration with Yahoo! Social platform, you may want to check out the APIs, SDKs, and example code provided for software developers.
Yahoo!'s Social APIs are versatile and robust, enabling your integration to be bound only by your creativity. To save your development time, Yahoo! also offers SDKs for many popular programming languages. Check out the examples to see how they work.
You can also integrate with Yahoo! via Connect.Start Now