Flickr has added the option to sign in to Flickr with a Facebook account in an effort to make Yahoo’s popular photo-sharing site more accessible.
The new feature is part of Flickr’s push to make more OpenID login options available. In October, Flickr launched Google-powered signups for accounts. It made sense: Google is the world’s largest “identity provider” on the web.
Facebook isn’t far behind though, so it was only a matter of time until Flickr added a Facebook login option. You can now choose to sign in with your Yahoo ID, your Google ID or your Facebook credentials. However, you still need a Yahoo account associated with your primary Facebook e-mail in order to use the Facebook login feature.
Yahoo’s photo-sharing service has also rolled out several features. The big one is that Flickr has made it easier to share your public photo uploads to Facebook. If your accounts are linked, you can simply set up Facebook Connect in your account settings.
Flickr’s future has been major point of contention in recent months after a leaked slide showed that Delicious and other Yahoo apps were on the cutting block. Yahoo product chief Blake Irving though has made it clear that Yahoo is committed to developing Flickr. Today’s update seems to show that Yahoo isn’t letting things slow down at Flickr.
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