How to Change Your Flickr Password

While you might be eager to show off some of the photos and videos that you upload to Flickr, others may be private and simply there for safe keeping.  It would be a shame if a troublemaker got into your Flickr account and viewed (or even stole) your private photos or videos, so it would probably be a good idea to have a strong password protecting your Flickr account.  If you need some tips on how to come up with a password that's difficult to crack, see our How to Make a Strong Password tutorial.

Note that Yahoo (Flickr's owner), like Google, has a system where your overall account is used to sign into your accounts for various Yahoo-owned services.  So if you change your Flickr password, this change will affect your password for any other services that you log into with your Yahoo account.  This is another reason to have an especially strong Flickr password, as it is also the password to your accounts on other Yahoo-owned websites.

How to change your Flickr password

  1. Go to www.flickr.com in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click your profile picture in the top-right corner and select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

    The Flickr settings function

  3. Under the Personal Information category (which you should be at by default; click it if you aren't), scroll down to the "Your Yahoo Account" section and click Edit Your Yahoo Password.

    Edit your Flickr password

  4. Click in the box labelled "New Password" and type in a new password that you've created and would like to use for your Flickr account from now on.  Then, click in the box labelled "Confirm New Password" and type in a copy of the password that you just entered.

    Changing your Flickr password

    If you need help making sure that both copies of your new password match, click the check box beside "Show Password".  However, only do this if you're in a private setting where you're sure that nobody else could see your password over your shoulder.

    When you're ready, click Continue.

There!  Your Flickr password has been changed.

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