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Link Emerald to a New Coil Account


Follow the steps on this page if you don't have a Coil account. These steps walk you through signing up for a Coil Membership, then linking Imgur to your Coil account.


If you do have a Coil account, go to the Existing Coil Account page.

Before you begin#

To browse Imgur ad-free, you need either an Imgur account or the Coil Extension. However, we recommend you have both. Details about this recommendation are covered in the Imgur Emerald FAQ.

Sign up for Imgur Emerald#

  1. Create an account with Imgur or sign in to your existing Imgur account.
  2. Go to Imgur Emerald and click Join Now.

    Join Now button on Imgur

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

    Create a Coil account screen

  4. Agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, then click Next.
  5. Enter the verification code sent to your email, then click Next.

    Enter verification code screen

    The Payment Details screen appears.

    Enter payment details or promo code screen

  6. If you have a promo code:
    1. ❗Don't enter your billing details.❗ Click Have a promo code?
    2. Enter the code, then click Start Coil membership...

      Promo code applied, Start Coil button is active

  7. If you don't have a promo code, enter your billing details, then click Start Coil membership for $5/month.
  8. Click Authorize app.

    Authorize Imgur to connect to Coil

  9. Click Start ad-free browsing.

    Start ad-free browsing button on Imgur site

  10. Install the Coil Extension.