Imgur Emerald

Overview

Imgur Emerald lets Coil Members enjoy ad-free browsing on Imgur desktop. Promoted posts are also hidden!

To browse ad-free, all you need is a Coil Membership and the Coil Extension. Imgur will receive Web Monetization payments as you browse the site.

If you sign up for an Imgur account and link your account to Coil, you'll also get:

  • Exclusive avatars

  • A snazzy trophy

  • Founder's Club status

And as always, your Coil Membership gives you access to everything else Coil has to offer.

New Coil Membership

Follow these steps if you don't have a Coil Membership.

1. Create a membership account

  1. Create an account with Imgur if you haven't already.

  2. Click Get Coil for $5/mo.

  3. If you have a free Coil creator account:

    1. Click Sign In at the bottom of the Coil sign up screen.

    2. Log into your account. The Payment Details screen appears.

  4. If you don't have a Coil account:

    1. Enter an email address and password to create your Coil account. You can use a different email address from your Imgur email.

    2. Agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and click Next.

    3. Enter the verification code sent to your email, then click Next.

      The Payment Details screen appears.

2. Enter payment details or promo code

Payment details

  1. Enter your name and billing details.

  2. Click Start Coil membership for $5/month.

Promo code

If you have a promo code, don't enter your payment details.

  1. Click Have a promo code?

  2. Enter the code, then click Start Coil membership FREE...

3. Authorize Imgur and start browsing

  1. Click Authorize App. The Coil sign up window disappears and the Imgur page refreshes.

  2. Click Start ad-free browsing.

Once Imgur is authorized to link to your Coil account, you can sign in to Imgur desktop and enjoy ad-free browsing with or without the Coil Extension installed.

Existing Coil Membership

Follow these steps if you already have a Coil Membership.

  1. Create an account with Imgur if you haven't already.

  2. Click Connect your Coil and Imgur accounts.

    Note: If you're signed out of your Coil account, click the Get Coil for $5/mo button. Then, click Sign In at the bottom of the Coil sign up screen.

  3. Click Authorize app. The Coil authorization window closes and the Imgur page refreshes.

  4. Click Start ad-free browsing.

Once Imgur is authorized to link to your Coil account, you can sign in to Imgur desktop and enjoy ad-free browsing with or without the Coil Extension installed.

Promo Code

If you have a promo code, enter it on the Membership page in your Coil account settings.

Revoke Imgur's access to your account

You can revoke Imgur's access to your Coil account at any time through your Coil account's Apps page. Select Imgur, then click Revoke access. Revoking Imgur's access removes you from the Imgur Emerald program.

You can always reauthorize Imgur by going into your Imgur settings, selecting Imgur Emerald, then clicking Get Emerald.

Imgur settings

Sign in to your Imgur account and select Settings.

Select Imgur Emerald. The Get Emerald here link appears if you haven't linked Imgur to your Coil account.

If you have linked Imgur to Coil, you'll see:

  • Your membership status

  • Your next billing date or trial expiration date, as applicable

  • A Manage on Coil button, which opens to the Membership page in your Coil account settings.

Cancel membership/delete account

You can cancel your Coil membership or delete your Coil account at any time.

Cancelling your membership or deleting your account will remove you from the Imgur Emerald program.

FAQs

Do I need an Imgur account?

No. You can browse Imgur ad-free with just a Coil Membership, but you'll miss out on other perks that Emerald has to offer.

Do I pay Coil and Imgur for access to Imgur Emerald?

No. Coil is like a subscription provider for Imgur. You pay for Coil, then link Imgur to your Coil account. This gives you access to all of the Emerald perks.

I have a promo code. How do I sign up for a Coil Membership after my trial period ends?

Log in to your Coil account settings and add your payment details on the Membership screen. For more information, see Coil account settings and profile.

I haven't linked Imgur to my Coil account, but also don't see ads on Imgur. Why?

If you have a Coil Membership and our extension installed on your desktop browser, you won't see ads on Imgur! However, if you want to receive Imgur Emerald's exclusive avatars, trophies, and any other special offers, you must link Imgur to your Coil account.

Do I need to install the Coil Extension on my desktop browser?

It depends. If you've linked your Imgur account to Coil, then you can simply sign in to Imgur and browse ad-free without the extension. However, we still recommend installing the extension, as that allows us to stream money to any other web monetized sites you visit.

If you have a Coil Membership but no linked Imgur account, then you'll need the extension. Without it, Imgur won't know to hide their ads.

Still have questions?

Check out Imgur's help docs for Emerald.