September 7, 2016 at 12:55 PM in Web

How to signup for Flickr without disclosing your mobile number

I was looking to setup a Flickr account and noticed that it requires you to enter a mobile phone number to sign up. I prefer not to disclose this information to third parties so I looked for a solution. Unfortunatley, a lot of information is out of date as Yahoo! (which owns Flickr, and which is the service you sign up to so you can login) turned off third party signups back in 2014. However I found a way…

To complete this process you will need to have a non-yahoo email address. I recommend you try Hover and register your own domain with email (such as your surname), so that you will never have to change it when your email provider closes up shop.

Follow these steps:

  1. Instead of signing up via Flickr, Sign up for a Yahoo!’s account via their website.
  2. Notice that a mobile number is required. Follow the I’d rather use my own email address link just below the email address input.
  3. Notice you can now sign up with your own email and a mobile phone number is no longer required.
  4. Choosing your password and create a Yahoo! account.

Now you can use the credentials to sign into Flickr!