Flickr was part of the Yahoo family for many years. At some point along the way, Yahoo decided to integrate the two sites more significantly and require a Yahoo account for logging into Flickr. This was perhaps an easy transition for people who were already members of both sites, but it presented a challenge to Flickr members who didn’t have or need a Yahoo account at the time.
We’ve heard you, loud and clear.
We know many of our members have had challenges with the Yahoo login requirement. Some have been bothered by having to get a new email account just to access Flickr. Others have been confused about which address was associated with their account, and missed important notifications as a result. Even Flickr’s CEO, Don MacAskill, has been locked out of his Flickr account due to confusion over login credentials. We understand the challenges our members have faced trying to access their Flickr accounts, and we want to make sure that every Flickr member has easy access to their content.
One seamless login, coming soon.
Here at Flickr, we’ve long wanted a simpler login solution that would allow each member to use the email address of their choice. And since SmugMug bought Flickr from Yahoo, we’ve been working toward this goal. By early 2019, our new login will be live on Flickr. At that point, you’ll be able to use any email address you choose to log into Flickr and will no longer need a Yahoo account in order to do so.
Adding an extra layer of security.
We’ve partnered with a team of experts at AWS to create this new, simpler login solution for Flickr. By leveraging AWS’s Machine Learning-based account protection, we’re working to keep your Flickr account more secure than ever. Also, you’ll have the ability to add your phone number and enable token-based, multi-factor authentication as an added layer of security. This way, we can get you back into your account quickly if you ever forget your login information or get locked out of your Flickr account. Our focus is, and will continue to be, keeping your photos safe and your account as secure as ever.
Thanks for your patience as we continue working on the new Flickr login. We’ll keep you posted on our progress, and let you know as soon as it’s ready in January 2019.