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Yahoo is removing third-party log-ins from Flickr at the end of the month

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Yahoo is moving forward with plans to discontinue access to its services using Facebook and Google logins. After removing the feature from its Tourney Pick’Em service earlier this year, the Mayer campaign is turning its attention to Flickr. According to a report from The Next Web, the Internet pioneer has been e-mailing users of the photo sharing site about the change. Specifically, they’ll need to create a Yahoo account and link it to Flickr before June 30 to continue without a service interruption. The e-mail added that Yahoo wants to make the transition as easy as possible. As such, users can sign in with their Facebook or Google account one last time to get started on creating a Yahoo ID.

Yahoo earlier this year announced plans to phase out Google- and Facebook-based sign-in from its services. The feature was initially removed from a sports service and now it is Flickr’s turn, after Yahoo emailed users of the photo site with notice that Google and Facebook IDs will no longer be accepted there after June 30. Instead, Flickr users must create a Yahoo account and connect it to the photo storage site. Those with an existing Yahoo ID which is not connected to Flickr are encouraged to link it up before the end of this month. Flickr integrated these third-party log-ins three years ago in a bid to widen user numbers, but current Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems keen to use the popularity of Flickr to help boost Yahoo’s own userbase. Beyond providing email, a Yahoo account can be used to create a personalized experience on Yahoo internet portals, which list content like sports, weather and general news, and mobile apps like Yahoo News Digest, the two-time Apple Design Awards winner.


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Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua is the editor at Auto in the News. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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