Using the new short ID feature

We recently introduced a new feature, the "short ID", which is accessible through the Your Account link.

The point of this feature is to make it easier to login to Playyoo on your mobile phone. Now, rather than having to painfully enter your email address, you can choose a user ID of minimum 4 characters. Note that this has nothing to do with your nickname, and remains private.

The best way to use the short ID is to choose a sequence of letters which can be entered with single taps on your phone keyboard. For example, ADGJ, which is entered by typing 2-3-4-5 (somebody has already grabbed this one, unfortunately. I wanted it!).


Other strategies might be to choose a pattern, or to map to a number. For example, my birthday is 28 Feb (so, still time to buy presents), so I could try AT02. Other easy to remember numbers could be the first 4 of your spouse's phone number, or your ZIP code.

Let us know how this works out for you, and if you have any suggestions.

Of course, you can also use this short ID to login on the web. And by the way, we've also added a third way to identify yourself: just use the mobile phone number you registered with.

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Guess who took that one :)