How to Add A Contact To Your Friends List On Flickr

By Techwalla Internet Editor

Contacts on Flickr make it much easier to manage your account and share it with the people you love. You can add contacts to your Flickr account at any time to keep it current and let new friends access photos that you have marked as private.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Digital camera

Sign into Your Account Using Your Yahoo! ID

Step 1

Enter Flickr's home page and click the "Sign In" link (see Resources below).

Step 2

Enter your Yahoo! ID and password into the fields indicated.

Step 3

Click on the "Sign In" button to get in to your account.

Make Your Yahoo! ID for Your Flickr Account

Step 1

Navigate to the Flickr home page and click on the "Sign Up" button.

Step 2

Click on the "Sign Up" link on the next page.

Step 3

Enter your details on Yahoo!'s registration page to begin the registration process.

Step 4

Read the Terms of Service and click the box that indicate you have read the Terms and agree with them.

Step 5

Click the "I Agree" button to get started with Yahoo!

Add a Contact to Your Account

Step 1

Click on the "Contacts" link and then click on the "Invite Your Friends" tab.

Step 2

Enter your friend's email address and name in the list of fields provided.

Step 3

Click whether or not each new contact is a friend or family in the list.

Step 4

Add your name in the "Your Name" field.

Step 5

Personalize your message in the field for your friends and then press "Send."

Search for Contacts

Step 1

Click on the "Contacts" list and click on the "People Search" tab from the drop-down box.

Step 2

Choose to search by "Interest" or "Name Or Email Address" in the radio buttons.

Step 3

Type the keywords in the field to guide your contact search.

Step 4

Click the "Search" button to search for contacts and friends.

Step 5

Click on "Guest Passes" to invite people to view your Flickr account.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add your full name to your profile before you send invitations to contacts. They will be able to tell who it's from much better than if you just have your user name listed.
  • Use caution when uploading private photographs. Nothing is 100 percent safe online, and in a security breach, your information could be compromised.