Flickr Gets Major Update

May 21, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software, Websites | 3 Comments | |
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Yahoo! has announced a major update to Flickr. "We’re releasing a Flickr that’s more spectacular, much bigger, and one you can take anywhere," the company said in a statement. Not only does Flickr sport a brand new look and redesigned user interface - it now offers up to 1TB of free storage to every user, allowing you to "share your photos in full resolution."  There’s also a new slideshow mode with elegant transitions, an Activity Feed that combines users' recent uploads with those of their contacts, and an option to choose a customisable cover photo and a high-resolution profile picture. These features are granted to every user but if you are bothered by advertisements, you can opt for an AdFree account at $49.99 per year. And if 1TB just isn't enough for your needs, a Doublr account will provide you with 2TB for an annual fee of $499.99.

The free Flickr smartphone app has also been updated, and is now available from the Google Play Store (requires Android 2.3.3 or higher).

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#1 David

It is definitely a welcome update although it will taking a little getting used to. I am really going to miss the stats pro feature.

6:58 pm - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

#2 BlackBox

What an amazing array of new features... that everyone else has had for at least 2 years. Fantastic response time, Yahoo. Good job!

8:39 am - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

#3 philippe

It's a clunky interface that looks OK on my iPhone but terrible on my computer screen. Flickr is chasing the pack here, and in doing so has pissed off its user base. It probably won't last.

3:15 pm - Wednesday, May 22, 2013