Without the tactile feedback of a keyboard, I find myself silently cursing the minute keyboard at least once or twice a day. So how can we make the process less of a burden, while still making sure user data is still secure?Mobile logins oftentimes act as a drop off point for your users. We’ll show you 5 different options for making logins less painful, ranging from small simple changes to wildly unique and novel verification methods.“Masking passwords doesn’t even increase security, but it does cost you business due to login failures.” -Nielsen Norman Group It might seem like a bit overkill, but showing passwords in plain sight isn’t always such a bad idea.
Instead, the team also tested how users reacted when they had the option to hide or show their password.
In that scenario, 100% of the users saw it as a feature that helped improve the user experience.
While it did take me 3 different clicks on various apps to get signed in, it was much more pleasant, novel, and easier than the 10 clicks needed to type the password without any errors.
Slack’s method is an ingenious way to not only make the process simple and straightforward, but a delightful one as well.
Android M’s Pay and Fingerprint systems will likely function in the same manner, with similar benefits.
Most users are already logged into Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google, so why not take advantage of that?Clicking on it took me into a mobile browser (seems a bit repetitive), where I tapped another sign in button to complete the process.That link opened up the Slack app, logged me in, and took me straight to the Slack home screen. Clicking on the button through the mobile browser immediately pulls up the Slack home screen on your mobile device, providing a near-seamless experience.Displaying passwords without explaining made users question how seriously an app took security.The result would then likely be an increase in dropoffs, especially for apps that users don’t yet trust.Many well-known apps such as Soundcloud, Etsy, Uber, and Ebay have been integrating 1Password into their mobile login process.