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[Official Topic] Signing up for Flickr with Google - Feedback (Kudos | Gripes)

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zyrcster says:

Howdy Flickrverse!

Starting today, you’ll be able to use a Google account to sign-up for a new Flickr account!

Read all about it in the blog post and these FAQs.

This topic is for your feedback about using a Google account (OpenID) to create a new Flickr account.

If you see problems or bugs with this feature, please instead post to the Official Bug topic.

Thanks!
Posted at 1:17PM, 28 October 2010 PDT ( permalink )
zyrcster (staff) edited this topic 58 months ago.

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elkue says:

I'd like to be the first to say : AWESOME. It's nice to know that not everyone will have to suffer the indignity of having a yahoo account. (sorry if I misread what the new changes actually mean.. which I now think I did).

BTW, the blog post on this topic has link to the forums which doesn't actually go anywhere.

NEXT UP : The option to use GOOGLE MAPS instead of the miserable Yahoo Maps for photo mapping.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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IrenicRhonda says:

Hate the new "people you may know" - but love this idea. So Gripes in the other thread, but kudos here

As I don't want to open yet another account it's difficult to check for bugs
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Brenda Anderson PRO says:

Cris, any word on when/if existing accounts will be able to switch to an OpenID login?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Яick Harris PRO says:

just thought I'd pre-empt and summarize the anticipated complaints.

<sarcasm>
• Site is becoming google|facebook|youtube
• flickr didn't ask my permission to implement this update
• This update that you forced down my throat and caused me all sorts of personal issues breaks my greasemonkey scripts
• It causes some obscure, esoteric privacy issue
• It does not conform to my interpretation of usability (after all I've been designing sites like flickr, like forever)
• I'm taking my business to smugmug|ipernity|zooomr
• not really active on flickr since last update, but will come here to complain about new update (but won't be active on flickr until next update)
</sarcasm>

[edited to point out sarcasm tag]
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )
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MabelAmber® ***Pluto5339*** Queen of Streetshots PRO says:

Good idea!

EDIT: referring to above above.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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mike3k says:

I second the request to be able to switch existing accounts to Google login. I'd LOVE to be able to ditch my Yahoo account and use Google only.

Or at least be able to add a Google account to an existing Flickr account.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

Zack Sheppard PRO says:

any word on when/if existing accounts will be able to switch to an OpenID login?

We don't discuss features that aren't released to the public so I can't give a definitive yes or no, but we know it's a feature a lot of people would be interested in and are looking into it.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Megharah says:

FANTASTIC!!!

good riddance Yahoo mail!!!!
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )
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@jevit3x says:

jipiieeh!
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Mike Wood Photography says:

This is certainly a development I will follow. Though I do find it interesting that all the so called old school Flickr folks like myself who were forced to get Yahoo logins instead of what we had before - like my Gmail - will now go back to essentially to using them again at some point soon. :)
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

Zack Sheppard PRO says:

[post deleted and moved because it was for the thread on the other feature we launched this week.]
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )
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Megharah says:

wrong thread darling?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

Zack Sheppard PRO says:

haha whoops!! Thx Shooting★Star :)
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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dopiaza PRO says:

That's two consecutive [Official Topic]s that I have to say "I like this" to.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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lol-ita PRO says:

yes, wrong thread, but finally we get the right answer. Zack, I hope that flickr will rethink this decision. It's extremely important to those of us on the other thread to have this finer control. Thanks.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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'ju:femaiz PRO says:

Good move team!

Will get my sister to try this out.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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The Ewan PRO says:

I like it, it's good, but why lock it down to particular OpenID providers?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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moved to ipernity.com/stargazer95050 says:

Something with the cookies seems to have screwed up the function on the photopage -- other areas don't seem to be affected.
Details in the other group : www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157625261778602/7215762...
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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photobakers says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an OpenID (read: Google) account.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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QuattroBerlin says:

I can´t upload - they hack into my desktop during the process...
Whenever we listen to a local radio station (Berlin, Germany), they can follow our logins, etc. - our privacy is gone.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Brenda Anderson PRO says:

Somehow I don't think that's related to this new feature?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Wil C. Fry PRO says:

I really like this idea.

Of course, until it works for existing accounts, I can't comment on how well it was implemented, or whether it even works.

But a really good idea. It was long-requested in the Flickr Ideas group.

I'm glad to (finally) see one of those good ideas be implemented.

(I'll be happy to test it out as soon as it works with existing accounts.)
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Sean Molin Photography PRO says:

My biggest complaint about Flickr has always been the Yahoo part of it.

I don't like or use Yahoo for anything else, and I've always found the integration to be less than optimal... especially if multiple users use the same browser window, the are unnecessary steps involved in logging out and then logging in as another user.

So +1 for OpenID/Google for existing accounts.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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ryanne { trimmed reality } PRO says:

agree with many above:
as a paying member since 2004, i was forced to use yahooa nd now not even an option to merge my google account? while non-paying new members can do so?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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'ju:femaiz PRO says:

Sister achieved goal easily. Cheers.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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theotherlinh PRO says:

FINALLY. However, as noted.... I've been paying for a while, why can't I switch to my google account log in as well? Or alternatively, get wordpress on board.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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@assortex says:

is there a way that I can link my google account to my flickr?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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タ"ニエルさん - Danielsan says:

Call me an idiot but I don't care, why when I sign in now it's opening up a new window then it goes to Flickr??? I don't particularly like it!!

@Sean Molin: Totally agree with you there!!!


God Bless... :-)
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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simdude2u says:

Will it link my panoramio account to flickr?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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bάd pίxεl says:

at last! :D
i wanted this since i've joined flickr!
i'd love to transfer my flickr account to my google account though. i never use my yahoo one anyway.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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seadawg_360 says:

the following was posted just now on the other thread where I thought it was the latest change....

...all these changes make Flickr so much more enjoyable each time a new one is sprung on us.... NOT!!!
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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kreep PRO says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Suprandr PRO says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to a Google account
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Richard Holden says:

...all these changes make Flickr so much more enjoyable each time a new one is sprung on us.... NOT!!!

This comment makes even less sense here than it does in the other thread. Exactly how does people being able to sign up with their Google account make Flickr less enjoyable for you?

I think this is a great change. I've known people who I've failed to persuade to sign up for Flickr because they didn't want a Yahoo! account for whatever reason. So I reckon this lowers the barrier to entry considerably.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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seadawg_360 says:

glad you enjoy the changes, keep enjoying....
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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♥ Ana's Place ♥ says:

This one i like it ♥ great!!!
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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myokyawhtun says:

I am using Flickr for BlackBerry.

[Yahoo ID]
[Password] ...

I can't login with Google account which I used for signup ... I couldn't use [flickr permanent ID] either ...

How do I login?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Daniel Kokott says:

very cool indeed!
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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evilnick PRO says:

Nice. about 4 years too late, but nice :)
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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timtak PRO says:

I would like to sign in with Youtube. Similar account. Alas google would not let me amalgamate my gmail account with my youtube account so I have two gmails, one of which i never use. I would like to stay logged into my old gmail, flickr and youtube.

And this might help to drive a rift between Youtube and Google while bringing the former over to flicrk (yahoo).

There are already quite a few google-caused problems over at Yahoo, I believe, such as the way that langauges refuse to stick on the YouTube sight due to the way that Google insists on using Ip address based location to tamper with the language setting.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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emaildelmax says:

I'd love to use my Google Account to sign-in into Flickr. I hope this feature will be available soon even for non-new flicker accounts like mine. At least for the Flickr-pro subscribers.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Arthur78 says:

Good move for Flickr.

One of my biggest gripes with Flickr is the "closedness" of it, which makes sharing my photos with non Flickr users a nuisance: Having to explain that they need a Yahoo account/Flickr username, then giving them detailed instructions on how to edit their settings to view Restricted content. Which often ends up with them losing interest.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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alecstylephotography.com says:

I hate the new drop down log-in for Flickr.

1Password doesn't recognize it so I have to manually type in my user name and password.

Prefer the old log-in.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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phlewte says:

what's so bad about this change? seriously? sure, maybe the implementation needs a few tweaks yet, but how is making it easier for more people to join flickr a bad thing?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Lú_ PRO says:

Oh hey - thanks for changing the login behaviour! LOVE not losing my place when I log in.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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jeffs4653 PRO says:

Now integrate Google Maps instead of the pathetic ones you use now, and THAT will be something to cheer about.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Wil C. Fry PRO says:

I almost *never* sign out, but I was happy to see this morning that when I sign in, I'm taken to the page I was most recently viewing. This is a greatly improved behavior.

(Also, the popup login box loads much more quickly than the previous login page.)

Kudos for that. :-)
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

protohiro PRO says:

- I use 1password, seems to work just fine for me? You can also right click and get to the 1password menu as well.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Tar.Digital says:

Got a bug trying to submit my google account. The only message I get is this:

Sorry, there was an error. Please sign in again with the same account or a different one.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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johmily says:

Yeah this feature is somewhat useless to those of us who are already heavy users. You guys had us switch accounts from flickr to yahoo, I know you can get it set up for existing users to move to their google logins.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Tiril & Kevin PRO says:

[edit: moved to bug post]
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Sorbus sapiens PRO says:

Definitely an interesting first step - like others, I look forward to future developments of this, including ability to link an OpenID to an existing flickr account, and a move to a proper OpenID login box rather than the hard-coded Google link.

Then I'll be able to log in by typing in my personal website URL, "delegated" to a stand-alone OpenID site (neither Google nor Yahoo! IDs can be properly delegated to, unfortunately).
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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JarekCichy says:

Today, every time I open my Flickr page a "Sign in with your Google account" message pops up. Well, I don't have Goggle account and I don't want to have it. I was already forced to open a Yahoo account. I understand this new feature is helpful to many, it is useless for me.
Is there a way to disable this message ?
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Andreas. PRO says:

Good feature but quite useless for the millions of flickr users already there. I would like to see if we can megre our existing flickr account to the google account, maybe even associate 2 ids, the old yahoo id and the openID to the account so you can choose, which one you want to use for login. It would make things a lot more easier.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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jenniferbeinhacker.com PRO says:

i read the faq and the postings here.
i am a tad confused...do i have to make the switch or can i leave my sign in with yahoo for my flickr as is??
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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The Ewan PRO says:

You don't have to change anything, and indeed, at the moment it's not possible to switch your existing login to a Google account even if you wanted to; this is just for new sign-ups.

Short version - your existing account will carry on working as it is now.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Μαρκ Παπαγιάννη PRO says:

When I try to sign up with a Google account I get this message (after entering google id, password and selecting a valid screen name) Sorry, there was an error. Please sign in again with the same account or a different one. Tried with various browsers - get same message.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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teh resa PRO says:

I don't see any cause for complaint. Seems like a feature for new members who want to use Yahoo services without signing up for a yahoo account and would rather use google.

I assume they still have to agree to the yahoo Terms
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

zyrcster says:

Hi maxander2000,

For problems with this feature, please do see the Official bug topic here:
www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157625261778602/

Meanwhile, I'll contact you via email for some additional info to resolve your problem. Thanks!
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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free.options100 says:

It is good thing that it is now available also in Gmail.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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The Shane H says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to a Google account
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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apexviews says:

It seems to work ok in firefox and remember my login but not in IE or on my Mac under Safari
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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kitby PRO says:

+1 for being able to associate a Google account with my existing Flickr account, instead of the current Yahoo! account (which I don't otherwise use). I've got enough online accounts as it is.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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kitby PRO says:

It's excellent that signing into Flickr keeps you on the page you were viewing.

However, I'm not a fan of the login window appearing in a popup window. I still associate popup windows with annoying advertisements and help text—neither of which is similar to a login prompt.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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Wil C. Fry PRO says:

"However, I'm not a fan of the login window appearing in a popup window"

This reminds me... Several sites where I log in actually use a type of popup that's not actually a popup. Not being a programmer, I'm not sure of the proper term, but it's a layer on top of the page I'm viewing (similar to when you click on the map module on a photopage and it overlays the page).

Something like that actually would be more perfect-looking for Flickr: 1) Click sign in, 2) sign in layer appears in my same window, 3) I sign in, 4) layer disappears, but page remains the same.
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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phoneymanflickr says:

God I hate that popup login window. Popups suck, have always sucked, and will continue to suck for as long as there are windows.

Pierre
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )

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kitby PRO says:

Wil C. Fry said:

Something like that actually would be more perfect-looking for Flickr: 1) Click sign in, 2) sign in layer appears in my same window, 3) I sign in, 4) layer disappears, but page remains the same.
The advantage of using a separate page for the login prompt is that it's more likely to be obvious (equivalently: easier to check) that everything is using HTTPS.

(EDIT: This point would be rendered moot if all of Flickr always used HTTPS.)
Posted 58 months ago. ( permalink )
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Brenda Anderson PRO says:

How does using a Google ID for an account impact on any country-specific Safe search restrictions? Does it mean that the safesearch restrictions won't be applied because there is no Yahoo ID?
Posted 57 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

zyrcster says:

Hi Brenda,

Yes, accounts that sign up with Google IDs are subject to the same country specific Safe Search restrictions as those that signed up with Yahoo IDs.
Posted 57 months ago. ( permalink )

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Brenda Anderson PRO says:

When you have time, can you please update this FAQ?
www.flickr.com/help/filters/#249
Note: If your Yahoo! ID is based in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Korea or with Maktoob.com you will only be able to view safe content based on your local Terms of Service (this means you won’t be able to turn SafeSearch off). If your Yahoo! ID is based in Germany you are not able to view restricted content due to your local Terms of Service.
Posted 57 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

zyrcster says:

Thanks, Brenda!
Posted 57 months ago. ( permalink )

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tindeoopa PRO says:

+1 for changing/transferring/switching between Yahoo! and Google login, and vise versa, while still accessing the same Flickr account.
Posted 57 months ago. ( permalink )

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the.other.other.linh says:

thank you for doing this. and I away the day I can migrate my yahoo login to my google account.
Posted 57 months ago. ( permalink )

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solarbikedz says:

would flickr allow people with google login linking to facebook anytime soon?
Posted 57 months ago. ( permalink )

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6thdeluna says:

Was wondering the same thing as solarbikedz, as to whether the sharing/extending options for Facebook will be introduced for gmail login accounts, or whether it will be possible to associate two emails (both yahoo and gmail) to a single Flickr account, and allow for Facebook connection that way.
Posted 57 months ago. ( permalink )

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aparmley PRO says:

I personally would like to ditch my yahoo account credentials in favor of using my google account. Can we make this happen?
Posted 57 months ago. ( permalink )

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conditionals says:

Eagerly awaiting the ability to migrate my flickr account to my google/OpenID account. That would be amazing!
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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javYliz says:

please please please add the possibility to move from yahoo to google? please?
+1!
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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joe.barnett says:

+1 please let us associate a Google Account with our existing Flickr account. We can already switch Flickr accounts between Yahoo ID's, it would be great to be able to switch over to Google. OpenID and single sign on is a nice dream
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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Steef V says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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Mark Essler says:

+1 for the migration to Google account for an existing Flickr account.......
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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goldenratio says:

+1
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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Opspin PRO says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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Miss Twilight PRO says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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Cuadros en Relieve says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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account moved says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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olivier-duval PRO says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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jeevs PRO says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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Keith Achorn says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account. And although I know this is terribly unlikely in the near future, it would be perfect if Flickr migrated over to Google Maps as well.
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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qbubbles says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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4dam! says:

I ONLY have a Yahoo account for Flickr so add me to the list of people who'dd like to be able to transfer their Flickr account to Google.
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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alfpang PRO says:

yes, google > yahoo. (but I don't mind being able to associate one w the other and keep both)
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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WildxBill says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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foto-joe PRO says:

Please let existing users link in with their Google account!
Posted 56 months ago. ( permalink )

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ccheviron says:

+1 for letting existing users change to using a google account.... come on guys!
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Sprogz says:

Note to Flickr staff: LOOK how many posters here are PRO accounts. That is, fee paying Flickr members, who are asking the reasonable request to allow them to use their Google account instead of their Yahoo! account to login to Flickr.

Typically it seems users use Yahoo! solely to login to Flickr and nothing else. You simply can't force users to use Yahoo accounts in the hope they'll want to use the other Yahoo! service; the old adage "you can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink" springs to mind.

I doubt these users would want to think their voice isn't being heard?

+1 for letting existing users (pro or otherwise) migrate their login from Yahoo to an Google account. Please.
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lxwilson says:

+ Sprogz I dont use my yahoo account anymore due to spam mails and forcing me to abandon it. So I am using google which is working well for me at the moment. But this means I have to delete my Flickr account now and set up a new one just to store the same photos I had before on there.

Urgh :( I am not really going to do that. I will just delete my Flickr account and use facebook now. Tired of these cat and mouse games.
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v.tus says:

+1 for letting existing users migrate their login from yahoo to an Google account
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n1cklawr3nc3 says:

I've just started using flickr, and signed in using my google id.

Now, I discover that if I want my flickr photos to go to my facebook, it needs to go through yahoo updates.

Is there a way of changing my sign in details for flickr so that I sign in using yahoo instead of google?
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AlexCampagna says:

Switch account to Google sign in: Me Wants!
Posted 55 months ago. ( permalink )

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