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Can I Merge Two Flickr Accounts?


Have two Flickr accounts, can I merge them?

I had a Flickr account 2 years ago. I forgot the password. Then I opened another new Flickr account.

But yesterday I recovered my old one. I've some old precious photos on that account and the original copies do not exist on my hard drive and have a large amount of likes and comments. 

now I want to merge two into ONE and use them together and it's too hard to handle two accounts together, please help!

- Question from photo.stackexchange.com

Flickr is an online storage for us to save high-resolution photos and pictures, especially for amateur and professional photographers. Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without a Flickr account, but you have to register one to upload photos and videos to the Flickr website. 

For some reason, you might have two or Flickr accounts right now. Merging Flickr accounts is quite necessary for you sometimes, why and how to merge Flickr accounts, you can keep reading to get more details.

Merge Flickr Accounts
Merge Flickr Accounts

Why Merge Flickr Accounts?

Merging Flickr accounts can be beneficial in certain situations, depending on your needs and circumstances. Here are some common reasons why you consider merging Flickr accounts:

  • Consolidation of Content: If you have multiple Flickr accounts and wish to consolidate all your photos, albums, and other content in one place, merging accounts makes centrally manage your photos and videos.
  • Avoiding Duplicates: If you accidentally upload the same photos to different Flickr accounts, merging Flickr accounts helps eliminate duplicate content and ensures everything is unique.
  • Access Control: Merging accounts can be relevant for users who want to consolidate access control and privacy settings. With a single account, it's easier to manage who can view, comment on, or download their photos.
  • Premium or Pro Account Benefits: If you have a paid subscription or premium features associated with one account and wish to consolidate those benefits, merging accounts can ensure that all premium features are available for your entire collection.

How to Merge Flickr Accounts Effectively in 2 Ways

From Flickr's official website, you can't merge Flickr accounts or transfer photos from one Flickr account to another one. The only thing you can do is download photos and videos from one Flickr account to your computer and then upload them to another Flickr account manually.

Besides, you have another direct way to merge Flickr accounts in simple clicks with a third-party tool that we will describe below. Thus, you have two ways to merge two Flickr accounts in the next part.

Way 1. Best Free Way to Merge Flickr Accounts

First of all, we will show you the best free way to combine multiple Flickr accounts quickly, the comprehensive web-based multi-cloud storage manager MultCloud. Why It's the best free way? Because of the following:

  • MultCloud supports almost all clouds and services (30+), including Flickr, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Workspace, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, Google Photos, Gmail, Shared Drive, Outlook, Box, Box for business, MEGA, MediaFire, pCloud, Wasabi, Backblaze, and many more.
  • You can add as many Flickr accounts as you have to MultCloud to manage them all in one place without switching them frequently.
  • Merging two or more Flickr accounts is a piece of cake for MultCloud, which transfers photos from one Flickr account to another directly.
  • Provides multiple ways to combine Flickr accounts, like cloud backup, cloud sync, cloud transfer, or even copy to, etc.
  • Migrate everything or selected items from one Flickr to another once as you like.

Transfer One Flickr Account to Another Directly in 4 Steps

1. Please log in after registering a MultCloud account.

2. Click Add Cloud > Flickr, then follow the guide to add. Add another Flickr account as well.

Add Flickr to MultCloud
Add Flickr to MultCloud

3. Select Cloud Sync, and choose one Flickr account as the source, and another Flickr account as the target.

Sync Flickr to Flickr
Sync Flickr to Flickr

4. Press the Sync Now button to merge Flickr accounts effectively.


  • Options located at the bottom left can set up 10 sync modes, such as one-way sync, two-way sync, real time sync, move sync, incremental sync, and many more. Besides, you can set up Email and Filter to enjoy the useful features.
  • The Schedule permits you to perform Flickr automatic migration daily, weekly, monthly, or at the time you specify. Unlock to enjoy all advanced features, including Filter, Schedule, 10 threads instead of 2 to sync, and many more.

Manage All Flickr Accounts in One Place

If you have multiple Flickr accounts, just add them all to MultCloud, then MultCloud provides basic file management features, like create a new folder, upload, download, delete, rename, cut, copy, paste, preview, and so on. So, you can manage all Flickr accounts with MultCloud interface.

Manage Flickr Accounts
Manage Flickr Accounts
  • Smart Share: Share cloud files via public, private, or source mode.
  • One-key Move: Quick data transfer, sync, and backup among clouds.
  • Email Archive: Protect emails to other clouds or local disks.
  • Remote upload: Effectively save web files to clouds via URL.
  • Safe: Full-time 256-bit AES and OAuth authorization protections.
  • Easy: Access and manage all clouds in one place with one login.
  • Extensive: 30+ clouds and on-premise services are supported.

Way 2. Combine Flickr Accounts via Download & Upload

Generally speaking, if you would like to manually merge two Flickr accounts by migrating photos from one Flickr account to another one, downloading and uploading is another possible solution. Here is how it works.

1. Please log in to your first Flickr account, and tap You from the top menu.

2. Choose Albums, select the album that contains your photos and videos, and click the Download icon when hovering over the album.

Download Flickr Files
Download Flickr Files

Tip: You will get a Zip folder that contains the photos and videos. 

3. Click Create zip file, and wait for the completion, then unzip the compressed file.

4. Log in to another Flickr account, and click the Upload icon on the top right menu next to your Flickr account.

Flickr Upload
Flickr Upload

5. Choose photos and videos to upload to the second Flickr account to merge two Flickr accounts.

Upload Photos and Videos to Flickr
Upload Photos and Videos to Flickr

If you have more than 2 Flickr accounts, repeat the download process and upload process to combine them all into one Flickr account manually.


  • It's quite time-consuming once you do these steps because you're downloading high-resolution photos and videos, which might take hours or days to complete.
  • The time depending on the Internet connection, is quite slower if you have a poor Internet connection.

Final Words

Can you have two Flickr accounts and use them together? The answer is definitely.  Just find the best free way to combine Flickr accounts effectively. What's more, If Flickr is not enough for you, you can migrate Flickr to Google Photos, Transfer Flickr to Amazon Photos, and many more.

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