Flickr announces 1 TB free space for all; introduces new design & Android app

Smile. Everyone gets a free terabyte” is what greets you when you hit the Flickr homepage. In a welcome announcement, Yahoo! announced that all Flickr users will be upgraded to 1 TB of storage space. Not just that but it also introduced a whole new design layout for the photo-sharing service.


The new Flickr is ‘Biggr, Spectaculr and Wherevr’.

Biggr meaning that users can now share all their images in full resolution with no limitations on the pixels involved, size of the image and cramped formats. Instead, users can upload as many videos and photos as 1 TB can accommodate. And how big is that? “You could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one” says Flickr.

“We want Flickr to be the most amazing community and place for you to share your photos. So, we’re also revealing a beautiful new design that puts photos at the heart of your Flickr experience, where they should always be. Whether it’s a sweeping landscape or a family portrait, we want every photo to be at its most spectacular.”

Spectaculr – A new, beautiful experience for your photos

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The all-new redesigned homepage speaks of elegance and is fairly user-friendly. The new Activity Feed combines all friends’ recent uploads with activities in a beautiful design that lets users share and interact right on the page. The photostream is reworked to display the photos in a seamless layout, opening up ample room for users to express themselves with a customizable cover photo and high-res profile picture.

“On Flickr, you’ve always had powerful tools to organize your precious photos. Now your sets tell an even more beautiful story around your photos for you and anyone who’s reading along. Our new photo experience displays images in as many pixels as possible, with all the context you need to easily chime in on the conversation around every image.”

Wherevr – A Flickr you can take anywhere.

After announcing the iPhone app, Flickr just unveiled the Android app which is now available in the Google Play Store. (Edited by Admin)

“None of this would have been possible without you, the Flickr community. Much of what you see here started as ideas we’ve heard from you over the years. We are all truly excited to deliver the home your photos deserve, whether you’re sharing them with your friends, your family, or the world.”

Flickr has me mighty impressed, I should say. What about you?

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Roger Dunning is a technology evangelist. He lives in New York with his wife and pet dog. You can find him 24×7 on the Internet.


  1. Ademola Oladipo

    A little too late, maybe?

  2. Gregg L. DesElms

    ROGER DUNNING WROTE: After announcing the iPhone app, Flickr just unveiled the wraps off the Android app which is now available on the Google Play Store.

    MY RESPONSE: Oy! Mixing metaphors. One can unveil something; or one can take the wraps off something, but one cannot “unveil the wraps” of or off of something. To so write or say is to mix two metaphors.

    The sentence should have been either:

    “After first announcing the iPhone app, Flickr just unveiled the Android app which is now available on the Google Play Store.”

    – OR –

    “After first announcing the iPhone app, Flickr just took the wraps off the Android app which is now available on the Google Play Store.”

    Pick only one.

    And note how my addition of the word “first,” before the word “announcing,” makes even MORE sense.

    If I may even further refine: Grammatically speaking, an app can’t be “on” the Google Play Store. It can only be “in” it, because, after all, it’s a store. The only way that the word “on” could be used in that sentence would be to say that the app is “on the Google Play Store website.” The word “website” is needed in order to make the word “on,” and not “in”.

    This website, I tell you (and I’ve long said), needs a copy editor!

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

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