Flickr, the photo-sharing website has finally gotten rid of Yahoo's old login system after over 10 years. This was a move that was most requested by its users.
According to a CNET report on Monday, "It's been difficult for Flickr's new owner, SmugMug, to step away from Yahoo. In an effort to improve performance and reliability, SmugMug also has been moving data from Yahoo's data centres to Amazon Web Services computing foundation".
This happens to be a welcome change for Flicker users that didn't like the login system which was introduced in 2007, two years after Yahoo acquired the website.
Yahoo, the Verizon-owned entity that was once an Internet giant helped in popularising its service like web-based email but went on to lose influence after being hit by a massive data breach that affected almost three billion accounts.
Flickr has meanwhile extended the February 5 deadline to March 12 for free accounts to download pictures it starts deleting them if they exceed 1,000.
Flicker last year had announced a new pricing plan in which users were made to pay $50 for the Pro membership or stay limited to 1,000 photographs.
In April 2018 Photo site SmugMug that targets professional photographers as a place to sell photos and run their websites bought Flickr and stated new policies on November 1, 2018.
(With IANS inputs)