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Question should be "how can we improve the registration flow so that it's less painful?" rather than "can we remove the registration flow altogether?". This is because, not all companies have the same business model. Therefore the needs of each website will differ based on their business model and what services they are providing: 1. Registration is ...


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This is a good UX question so go ahead and vote it up now. I believe that there is already a trend moving in this direction. Reasons to skip a registration flow are... 1. Remove Barriers to Entry Can you imagine visiting a mall and outside of each shop is a person politely asking you for your name and nothing else before letting you in? Sure it's nice ...


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Technically, your question has many issues. Relying on cookies is a no-no, cookies are a tool, not an UX process. But more important, let's assume we can solve all the technicalities (we can't. It's as simple as visiting the page from a different device or browser, but let's say we magically can). Now you're talking on a whole different philosophy. Please ...


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Cookies/sessions are not reliable. Nothing can guarantee that users keep them for reasonable times. Some users also have disabled cookies on their browsers. After all, I don't think we need authentication users before that really care about our products. That's a business centered approach that they want to know more about users before a real purchase. Let ...


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"Log in several times" varies from person to person. I think the prevalence of this shift is due in part to how many of those services offer a solid "Keep Me Logged In" feature. Once you register then you will probably stay logged in and most people probably don't know or don't care to log out once they are finished.


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Register is used as the default word because it's the first action you normally require a user to do if logging in is a required action to accessing the content of your site. Why it continues to show up could be due to many reasons. Here are a few: That's what the author wanted (or in some cases mgmt forced them to do), pure and simple. The ...


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You can see this behavior in SaaS products more and their sales funnel shape. Without having more sign ups, you can not have more active users. Therefore, there is a tendency to get more registration for keeping the pyramid alive. The best practice having both at the same time in a landing page like:


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Because some people just want to watch the world burn There's an argument that you wish to entice people to register (ie make it prominent), while those wishing to log in are already interested, and likely to not mind clicking the extra button. They are also likely to click "Remember me" anyway It also depends on your paradigm, how your customers use your ...


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Just my take, use 3rd party apps for "registering" and use your own app for "Login". I personally think allowing people to login with different 3rd party services make your own app confusing, users tend to forget which app they have used before to login to your app. However, using 3rd party apps during registration and account creation process is perfectly ...


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If you're making a mobile only application. Then you can do away with passwords and keep the phone number as the only way to authenticate the user. Facebook acquired whatsapp does this and has always been using this method. Only one session of the user stays at any given time. If the user changes mobile phones but has the same phone number, then on ...


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I think SMS and password cover different use cases: The SMS is sent during registration (sign-up) to validate the entered phone number. The password is used after registration during log-in to validate the user. I would not want to use an app that sends me an SMS token every time I want to log into the app. That would either force me onto an ...


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I would say yes, you still need a password as a fallback option. Because phone numbers are prone to getting lost, being deactivated, getting terminated, or owners of the phone numbers might change (especially if the phone number is a prepaid one) etc.



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