Flickr gets rid of Google and Facebook sign-in after Yahoo decided to favor users having the company’s account. Established as one of the most reliable photo sharing services, Yahoo will now prompt former Facebook and Google users to create a Yahoo account.
Created by Ludicorp in 2004, Flickr serves as an image and video hosting website and has over 87 million members. Acquired by Yahoo in 2005, the site continued to grow in popularity and now claims to host over 6 billion images worldwide.
While initially integrated with Facebook and Google, Yahoo has announced that this feature will no longer be available in the near future:
“Starting this month, we will be requesting that everyone use a Yahoo username and password to sign in to Flickr. Eventually, Facebook and Google sign in will be removed.
“If you access Flickr through Facebook or Google, please sign in one last time using the buttons below. You will be prompted to create your new Yahoo account.
“Create your Yahoo username and password today.”
While the new policy has not gone into effect at this present time, Google and Facebook users will be forced to create a Yahoo account to access and upload their images and videos. Yahoo has not announced why they want to enforce the change, however, it is believed the company wants to use Flickr to help promote Yahoo services and add more members.
Many Flickr users are unhappy with the announcement and have stated that they will no longer be using Flickr services if forced to open a Yahoo account.
Flickr Gets Rid of Google and Facebook Sign-In in Favor of Yahoo.