Flickr is owned by Yahoo!.

After deleting my Yahoo! account, my Flickr account was left intact and I have to contact Yahoo support to get the account removed.
I haven't created Flickr account before Yahoo! account, I initially signed in to Flickr using my Yahoo! email address.

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    It appears you already found out that deleting Yahoo doesn't delete Flickr. What's the question, then?
    – user135384
    Dec 1, 2016 at 15:51
  • @Gerry: I always look for official sources instead of individual experiences. Perhaps the question could have been posted as a Q/A instead.
    – user598527
    Apr 7, 2017 at 17:21
  • FYI, Yahoo no longer owns Flickr.
    – Alex
    Dec 29, 2018 at 22:29

2 Answers 2


From Yahoo! Help:

You'll lose access to all of your data and content like your emails, email folders, Flickr photos, calendars, Yahoo Fantasy teams and Yahoo Finance portfolios.

Means once you delete your Yahoo! id, you will not be having access for the Flickr.

This question has been asked on the Flickr Help Forum. You can check the forum for more details.


Deleting your Yahoo account initiates a timer. The timer is stopped if you sign in again. After the timer is over, the account will be fully deleted (and all content, too.) For the exact timer period, see https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN2044.html

  • The Yahoo page doesn't tell if the Flickr account is deleted. They claim that access to Flickr photos is lost, but at the time of posting my images were available after deleting the Yahoo account.
    – user598527
    Aug 25, 2018 at 15:38

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