Flickr is a photo-sharing website that allows users to connect their photo streams to their Facebook profiles. By connecting the two sites, users can update their Facebook news feeds with photos uploaded to Flickr. Whether the user is a professional photographer looking to sell prints or a family member sharing photos of a birthday party, this connection creates an avenue for the user's Facebook friends to have access to the photographs. However, some users may wish to disconnect the two accounts for privacy reasons. Fortunately, the Flickr team has made it possible to do so in just a few steps.
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- Moderately Easy
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Navigate to the Flickr home page at www.flickr.com, click the "Sign in" link at the top of the page, enter your user name and password, and click the "Sign in" button.
Click the arrow next to the "You" tab, and select the "Your Account" link.
Navigate to the "Sharing & Extending" tab, and click the "Edit" link next to the Facebook entry.
Click the red "Remove all Connections Between Facebook and Yahoo!" link.
Click the "Remove" button.
Tips and warnings
- Because Yahoo! is the parent company of Flickr, the service uses Yahoo!'s connection to Facebook. By clicking the "Remove all Connections Between Facebook and Yahoo!" link, you are also disconnecting Facebook from your Yahoo! home page and Yahoo! Mail services. If you want to leave those connections intact but stop Flickr from posting updates to your Facebook profile, simply un-check the "Automatically Share Your Public Flickr Uploads Anywhere your Facebook Updates are Shown" box in Flickr's "Sharing & Extending" tab and click the "Save" button.
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