Yahoo has relaunched its Yahoo Profiles service, renaming it Yahoo Pulse and adding “all in” integration with Facebook Connect, including the Yahoo home page.
Introduced globally today, people who use both Yahoo! and Facebook can link their accounts and view and share updates with friends across both networks.
Users will also be able to log into Facebook directly from the Yahoo home page (and just about everywhere else on their site) and access their Facebook newsfeed on the Yahoo! homepage and in Yahoo! Mail and other Yahoo! sites and services.
Mindful of the furore surrounding Facebook’s privacy concerns, Yahoo Pulse will offer a privacy menu that will apply to multiple services.
Here’s part of the official announcement:
Facebook Integration – Yahoo! has reached an important milestone in its partnership with Facebook. Starting globally today, people who use both Yahoo! and Facebook can link their accounts and view and share updates with friends across both networks. People who connect their accounts can consume their Facebook newsfeed on the Yahoo! homepage and in Yahoo! Mail and other Yahoo! sites and services. Additionally, people who create and share content on Yahoo! sites – including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports, Flickr, and many Yahoo! entertainment sites, such as omg!, Yahoo! TV, and Yahoo! Movies – can easily share their contributions across Facebook. Additional integrations will be ongoing.
A Refresh of Yahoo! Profiles – Launched in October 2008, Yahoo! Profiles has allowed people to manage their identity and activities across Yahoo! from a central location. Today, Yahoo! has refreshed the experience to make its privacy settings easier to use and to give people a central dashboard to manage the external social network accounts and apps that they have linked to Yahoo!, starting with Facebook and with others to come later this year. Yahoo! Profiles has been renamed Yahoo! Pulse to better reflect its broader ability to manage settings, privacy, and account links. The updated experience is available at