At the end of 2019, we began the testing phase of our new sign in feature. We would love your feedback as we improve this feature.
What is this?
An Ecosia account can be used to link your personal search counter across devices. If you want to plant trees with your searches wherever you are, be sure to get the browser plugin on your computer and download our smartphone app.
How does it work?
When you enter your email address, we send you a “magic link” to your inbox. This is a secure way to authenticate you without requiring a password. After signing in, your personal search counter will be associated with your email address and saved by us. New searches will be counted towards your synced total on all signed-in devices.
Each “magic link” email is valid for 15 minutes. This means that when you want to sync multiple devices you will need to sign in on each device.When registering a new account, the personal counter of the first signed-in device will be taken as the counter value. The personal counters are then merged when signing in on subsequent devices.
Sync several devices
Be sure that you request the sign in email on the device you want to sync. If you for example want to sync the counter in your iOS app, then you will need to click on “Sign in” in the Ecosia iOS app and finish the process on your phone.
Is it secure?
We take the security of your personal data very seriously, and have put effort into building a safe and anonymized accounts system. We even store your email address in our database in a “hashed” form only, which allows us to recognize the same email when you provide it for additional sign ins, but is impossible to decrypt. We don’t store any other data in your account that could identify you.
This feature is currently only available when the search region is set to Ireland or the United Kingdom.
Please help us to improve this feature and give us feedback here (subject: Ecosia Accounts Beta).