When you Create Your Account, Please log in.

Dec 6, 2011 misc-web ux
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I’ve always found it annoying when programmers create systems where you create your account and then you’re not logged in. Maybe I’m lazy? I decided to do a poll on a popular social networking site. The poll went like this:

When signing up for a new web site, do you mind logging in after signing up?

The two options were:

  • If I create an account, it should already log me in.

  • I don’t mind logging in after I create my account (it proves I know my password)

Overwhelmingly (ok only 78% but still…) response has been in favor of creating an account and logging in automatically. I think that we should take the extra step when creating applications to make this process streamlined for users.

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