Flickr announces changes including a free terabyte of space

By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

May 21, 2013 | 2 min read

Flickr has announced several new changes to its system, including an updated desktop design and a new app for Android.

The desktop design will provide a photo stream to provide a scrolling gallery to help see what friends are posting and saying.

Flickr also announced that it is providing a terabyte of space for free far all users. Explaining how big a terabyte is in a blog post, the company said ‘you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one’.

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, said: “We’re thrilled to take Flickr even further with a beautiful, completely re-imagined experience that puts photos front and centre. When it comes to photography, technology and its limits shouldn’t hinder the experience.

“Flickr’s stunning new desktop design puts photos at the heart of the experience. Built around a new photostream that gives you a vivid and endlessly scrolling gallery, it’s easy to see what your friends are posting and what they’re saying about your photos. And because Flickr has always been about exploring photographs from users around the world, we’ve also created a new slideshow that displays the most spectacular Flickr photos in gorgeous full-screen.”

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Flickr also announced a new version of the app for Android phones and tablets, which aims to maintain the quality of photos, allowing them to be viewed in full resolution on all major phones and tablets.

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