Yahoo is now coming up with the side-ways gaze towards Flickr users who make Facebook or Google as their login feature. This time, Yahoo is not in a mood to play nice game with the competitors to attract more users. The reason behind this decision is that Yahoo is losing the social logins at a larger pace, especially in the case of Facebook. So, in such case, it is always surprising to know that Yahoo is removing the Facebook and Google sign-ins on Flickr.
On Thursday, Yahoo declared that users who desire to log in to its photo-sharing website Flickr will have to use the Yahoo account. For those users who already have a Yahoo login, will need to link their account to Flickr in order to keep connected after 30th June. However, people who do not have Yahoo account as of now, but they long for the Flickr, can either go for the Flickr account or Yahoo account.
Yahoo said in a message to its Flick users:
Hi Flickr User, After June 30, Flickr will remove the option to sign in with a Facebook or Google account. Instead, you will be able to sign in using a Yahoo account. To create your Yahoo account click “Get Started” below.
We want to make this transition as easy as possible. If you have any questions, please check out our Help Articles or come see us in the Help Forum. We appreciate your understanding during this transition. Thank you for being a part of the Flickr community! – Flickr Team.
Nevertheless, it is true that Yahoo joined with social logins from third-party websites like Facebook and Google three years back. The growing millions of users of these websites, Yahoo had taken in account that feeding the additional accessing nerves to its services.
Besides that Yahoo has also confirmed that part from the competitor’s zone it is focusing on the Yahoo user’s base. However, the latest reports on the social logins, reveal that Yahoo is losing the battle with Facebook, as it is taking away the major log in share. By restricting the log in to Flickr using Facebook or Google’s account, Yahoo is trying spread its own user’s nexus. As Yahoo Chief executive Marissa Meyer hopes for the same.
In the latest report regarding the social login by social media research firm Gigya says Facebook still happens to be the popular online identity provider with the largest figure of the 58% of the social logins using Facebook. Google securing the best position after facebook also trails with 28% which is a huge gap. Yahoo has only 13% users for the social logins, while Twitter has to grapple to with only 4% of its users.
The worst performance by Yahoo is on the mobile devices, which is terribly hijacked by Facebook securing 62% of all mobile login. Google again have 26% mobile logins while Twitter has to serve appetite with the 6% logins share. Yahoo shares the least figure of 4% as identity provider on mobile. Flickr was purchased by Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2005, which almost of predated by Instagram mobile app and a photo sharing site. Since 2013, Flickr made a good comeback with 1 TB storage and unlimited access.
You can either connect your Yahoo account via Social Login or create a new Yahoo account and connect it from here.