SmugMug takes over ownership of Flickr

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Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.

Flickr made the announcement on 20th April, 2019.

SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account.

The Flickr product and brand will live on under SmugMug ownership. Users will still access the same Flickr they know and love at and via their mobile apps.

SmugMug and Flickr will remain separate brands and users will continue to have options for free and Pro Flickr accounts. Until Flickr notify you otherwise, you will continue to use your current login credentials.

As a result of the acquisition, Flickr accounts will be governed by SmugMug’s Terms of Service for Flickr and Privacy Policy for Flickr.

The Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of Flickr’s current owner, Oath (formerly Yahoo), will not apply to the use of Flickr after the acquisition.

Users have until May 25, 2018 to review SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy. If you do nothing in that time, your account will simply transition to SmugMug’s Terms of Service for Flickr and Privacy Policy for Flickr after the acquisition.

If you do not consent to SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy, you will need to delete your Flickr account through your Account Settings . If you want to preserve a copy of your photos, be sure to download them from your Camera Roll first.

Read more detailed FAQs about this transition on the Flickr Blog.


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