That’s right, after a few years under Yahoo!’s wing we’re finally ready to start supporting Yahoo! ID and increase our reach for Delicious and Yahoo! users together. So for those of you who held off Delicious registration because you didn’t want yet another combination of username and password that you’d never remember, you can now register a Delicious account using your Yahoo! ID! Just head here and make your bookmarking life easier. If you know a Yahoo! user without a Delicious account, be a friend, send them this link:

We’ll be starting the process slowly with just new users to Delicious for now, and a few short weeks later we’ll offer existing Yahoo! and Delicious users the ability to merge their accounts.

As we’re staggering the release, there might be a few bumps along the road but nothing too serious we hope. Unfortunately with a change of this magnitude there will always be some surprises and confusion for both new and existing users. However even with this potential, we do believe we’ve made the right choices that will lead to a long term win for both Delicious and Yahoo!. You’ll see more evidence of that as we approach the end of 2009 / start of 2010. As always, we’d love to get your feedback on what you think and we definitely want to know what you’re hoping this new change will bring to Delicious. Your opinions help shape the product we all use.

Speaking of which… Twitter OAuth? Yes, we heard you. We’ve added OAuth support. Go to your Settings page now and ‘authorize’ Twitter to avoid interrupting your URL tweeting when you save later on.

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