Yahoo Updates Flickr with New Look, Offering 1 Terabyte Free Storage

Yahoo Updates Flickr with New Look, Offering 1 Terabyte Storage

After acquiring Tumblr, Yahoo announced a major update to Flickr for desktop and Android. Yahoo has unveiled the new Flickr look at a press event in New York. With this new look, Yahoo is trying to bring few more users to the struggling brand.

Yahoo Updates Flickr with New Look, Offering 1 Terabyte Storage

“Tonight is about Flickr,” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said. “It is about that other ‘R’ brand and how we can make Flickr awesome again.”

In the event, Yahoo announced three major updates to the Flickr. These changes are new cleaner design, new Android app and more storage than any other service offers.

Now user profile has a cover photo and photo streams from the person your follow. New design also affects mobile site which looks fresher and allow for swiping as is now the norm on touch devices. This new look would be rolled out to all Yahoo users over the next few days. Yahoo also announced that users’ photos are uploaded in full resolution. While Facebook and other photo services compress photos while uploading.

“We never want you to compromise a single pixel at Flickr,” Cahan, SVP of Mobile Products said from the stage.

Google+ photos also allows full resolution photo uploads but it comes with only 15 GB free space. But Yahoo is offering full free terabyte of storage space. No other tech company has ever offered one terabyte storage.

With this much of space, now you can upload as much photos as you want to upload in full resolution.

Yahoo acquired Flickr back in 2005. Now it has more than 89 million users who have uploaded 8 billion photos. With 1 TB free storage, Yahoo will surely get more users.

What do you think about new Flickr updates? Share your views via comments.

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