How to Delete Your Flickr Account

Last updated: October 12, 2015 - 4:08pm EDT

Is Flickr giving you a headache instead of being a help?  Have you found a Flickr alternative that you'd like to stick with instead?  If so, you can shut down your Flickr account in a flash.  This tutorial will show you how to do it.

How to delete your Flickr account

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click your profile picture in the top-right corner, and then select Settings.

    The Flickr settings function

  3. Under the Personal Information category (which you should have selected by default), next to the "Your Flickr Account" section, click Delete Your Flickr Account.

    Flickr delete account button

  4. Flickr will warn you of what will happen when you delete your account.  If you are sure that you wish to delete your Flickr account, click OK - Next.

    Warning about deleting your Flickr account

  5. Flickr will ask you to confirm that you really want to delete your Flickr account.  If you do, click the check box here to mark it, acknowledging that deleting your account means permanently deleting all of the photos and videos that you have uploaded, as well as any other information that has been added to them.  (Don't worry, though; it won't delete the original files if you still have them on your computer.)  Finish up by clicking Delete My Account.

    Confirm deletion of your Flickr account

That's it!  Your Flickr account is gone!

Notes on deleting your Flickr account

  • All photos and videos that you have uploaded to Flickr, along with any other information that you have added about them (such as "tags", descriptions, and other people's comments) will be lost and cannot be recovered.

  • Your user name and profile page Internet address cannot be used again.  However, you can sign up for a new account with a different user name.

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