Yahoo today at its ongoing event in NYC revealed that it begins to offer Flickr with one terabyte of free space. Starting with what Flickr as of now looks like, Adam Cahan SVP Yahoo’s Mobile Engineering and Emerging Products shared that since 2005, when Flickr joined the Yahoo family, and now it has become huge. Flickr today reaches 89 million people who contribute in return over 8 billion photographs. That’s 630 photos uploaded every single minute.”
But now taking the things, to the new leap, the company has taken an incredible partner centric approach in which upload once, it will send to any device, any screen, any friend, any follower, on any service, which make it absolutely beautiful. The company aims for bigger Flickr and that is why the company from now onwards will be offering a whole one terabyte of free space for all users, which is 70 times bigger than what anyone else is offering.
Talking over the new Flickr, Markus Spiering, Head of Product at Flickr shared that the New Flickr is very “metro UI” based and even it is live now. Now the homepage is not all about text links, but it’s about phots. Homepage is a scrolling feed where you can star photos, comment, and share; even it’s a great home for brands and institutions like The White House.
New Flickr profiles offers user cover photo on top that you can customize. Photos are displayed in “justified view.” Profiles display the number of photos you’ve uploaded, the duration by which you’ve been a member while photos are still organized in Sets, like albums.
You can share not only with people on Flickr as well as to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and of course, to the today’s acquisition Tumblr. New Flickr photo page is full bleed having tiny bar at bottom that shows stars, comments, and share button while the top bar having You, Contacts, Communities, Explore, Upload. Over the top, the new Flickr also contain the feature Explore tab.
The company’s chief Marisaa Mayer shared that Yahoo also created an Android app that allows your photos to be wherever in addition to iOS app and PC, and confirmed by saying that Flickr works on all major platforms.