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Flickr Login Tips, Tricks, and Information

Flickr is a website and service for photo and video hosting. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and in 2005, Yahoo acquired it. It offers its services for both free and paid customers. The sign-up and flickr login procedures are very simple and require absolutely no effort if you’re already a Yahoo! user.  Although it may be simple, some of us may still need guidance on how it’s done. This article will also cover some of the common problems and what their possible solutions may be.

Flickr Sign Up and Flickr Login Procedure

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The sign-up procedure is fast and simple. Since Flickr is owned by Yahoo, you just a Yahoo account for all your Flickr activity. If you don’t have a Yahoo account, it’s not a big deal. You only require a few steps and little information like an email address (for the purpose of making an account username), password, date of birth and mobile number. After that, you’ll be asked to verify your account information which is usually through an email or SMS procedure. After an account has been made, you can log in to your Flickr account by entering your registered Yahoo email address along with your account password.

Flickr Login Problems


Since Flickr works through Yahoo ID, it is only fair to talk about the Yahoo ID login problems and their solutions.

Login Fails


This is the most common problem encountered by account users. If this happens to you, ensure that your ID and password match or that you’ve entered the correct password and email address as Yahoo is case sensitive.

Forgotten Password or Email ID

Yes, this sounds silly but it happens to almost every account user out there! In the case of a forgotten password, it can be retrieved by providing an alternate email address and following just one or two steps from there or answering the security question you provided. In case you’ve forgotten your email ID, well there is no real way for retrieving that. You can simply ask a friend to whom you’ve probably emailed before and your fingers crossed.

Website Malfunction


You may not be able to sign in due to problems other than correct credentials. Some of which may be the following.

  • Internet connection problems which can be solved by contacting your internet service provider
  • An antivirus software or firewall that is blocking access to the list of websites in which Yahoo may be included. Resolve this by going to the firewall settings and removing this specific website from the list.
  • Sometimes the website itself is not working from its end. This may be due to a coincidence of a very high number of users accessing it at the same time or the website may be under the process of being updated. The solution to this is to wait and let the website get back to work on its own.
  • Another problem, less common, but still has a margin of being possible is that your account may be hacked. Contact the Yahoo service and follow the steps to letting Yahoo know that your account might be hacked.
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