Imgur Emerald Overview

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Support Imgur with your Coil Membership! For each second you're active on Imgur's site, we stream micropayments to them on your behalf. In return, you experience ad-free browsing! No advertisements and no promoted posts from partner brands.

Join Imgur Emerald and get even more by linking your Coil Membership to your Imgur account. By joining Imgur Emerald, you'll get:

  • Exclusive avatars & trophies
  • Ability to award accolades to posts
  • Exclusive features such as muting up to 100 tags and uploding images and videos directly to the comments section
  • And any other exclusives Imgur offers in the future!

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FAQs

Do I need a Coil Membership to browse Imgur ad-free?

Yes. You can browse Imgur ad-free on desktop without creating or linking an Imgur account as long as you have a Coil Membership and the Coil Extension. With this method, you'll support Imgur for each second you're active on their site. However, you'll miss out on all the exclusives provided to Imgur Emerald members.

Do I need an Imgur account to browse Imgur ad-free?

Not if you're on desktop, but you do need a Coil Membership and the Coil Extension. The membership and extension alone will hide ads on Imgur's site. However, if you want any of the exclusives provided to Imgur Emerald members, you'll need to create an Imgur account and link it to your Coil account.

Do I have to link my Imgur account to my Coil account?

It depends on the experience you want. If you want any of the exclusives provided to Imgur Emerald members, you'll need to link your account. Linking your account also let's you sign in to Imgur, then browse ad-free on desktop without the Coil Extension installed. You'll still need the extension to support almost all the other web monetized sites on the internet, so it's a good idea to install it anyway.

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 have installed the Coil Extension, you won't see ads on Imgur desktop. 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 have to install the Coil Extension?

It depends. If you don't link your Coil account to Imgur, you must install the extension to browse ad-free.

If you link your Coil account to Imgur, you don't need to install the extension. You can sign in to Imgur, using your Imgur credentials, and browse ad-free without the extension. However, almost all other web monetized sites require the Coil Extension in order for us to stream payments to them. If you want to support web monetized sites in addition to Imgur, you'll need the Coil Extension.

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 ends?

Sign in to your Coil account settings and add your payment details on the Membership screen in your dashboard.

Still have questions?

Check out Imgur's help docs for Emerald.