At the end of 2019, we began the testing phase of our new login feature. We would love your feedback
as we improve the 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 users 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.
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 not merged when logging in on subsequent devices, but all your logged-in devices will increment the synced value.
Sync several devices
Be sure that you request the login 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 “Login” in the Ecosia iOS app and finish the process on your phone.
Each “magic link” email is valid only for one use. This means that when you want to sync multiple devices you will need to start a log-in on each device.
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 logins, but is impossible to decrypt. We also don't store any other data in your account else that could identify you.
Currently we do not have a log out button. You are logged out when you remove your cookies.
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Your trees are lost?
Stay calm and search on. The trees you've helped us finance are of course not deleted, even if your count is reset. They are growing and greening the desert as we speak!
Please help us to improve this feature and give us feedback here (subject: Ecosia beta account).