Yahoo kicking Google, Facebook logins out of Flickr

Flickr logoAfter vaguely announcing changes a few months ago, Yahoo has decided that it will stop accepting Facebook and Google logins at Flickr as of June 30. The move is part of Yahoo's emphasis on getting rid of its reliance on its competitors and trying to draw customers directly into its user base.

Yahoo started accepting other services' logins at Flickr three years ago after the photo-hosting platform had been in decline for some time. Two years ago, Mat Honan at Gizmodo wrote about how social media sites like Twitter and Instagram were eating Flickr's photo-sharing lunch, and even its utility as a photo archive was dwarfed by dedicated cloud-storage and syncing services like Dropbox. Flickr has since had a redesign, and Yahoo is ready for the site to stand on its own.

Yahoo kicking Google, Facebook logins out of Flickr

The move partially mirrors one of Google's initiatives to bring YouTube more firmly into the Google network by getting rid of the site's own logins, encouraging users to use their Google+ info. Fallout and shenanigans involving ASCII penises ensued.

Yahoo is encouraging Flickr users without a Yahoo account to create one, and it's telling users who already have one to connect it before June 30 rolls around. The company hasn't indicated when it might remove Facebook and Google logins from the rest of its services, but this is likely the beginning of a slow, firm push for users to finally get in the Yahoo water.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Facebook, Google, Yahoo

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)