Yahoo has ditched Facebook and Google logins for the popular photo-sharing site Flickr. The move shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Back in March, Yahoo announced it would eventually phase out third-party logins across its Web properties.
After June 30 you’ll need a Yahoo account to access your Flickr account. Those of you using Google or Facebook to sign in have two ways to adjust your account. Have an existing Yahoo ID? You can connect it to your Flickr account by the end of the month. If you don’t have a Yahoo ID, you’ll need to sign up for one if you want to keep using Flickr after the end of the month.
The next time you jump on Flickr, you’ll be greeted with these two options. Only one Flickr account can be connected to a Yahoo account. If you have multiple Flickr accounts, you’ll need the same amount of Yahoo accounts to access them.
The move towards Yahoo only accounts for its web properties comes as CEO Marissa Meyer continues to try to turn the company around. Changing Flickr logins to be Yahoo accounts only will boost user numbers and advertising.
Yahoo want to improve the user experience. Oh, and helping the bottom line is an added bonus.
The Flickr changes are just the latest that include redesigns to Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Finance, and new websites such as Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Food.