Guess what: Yahoo upgrades Flickr! For the joy of us all, now we have more storage to upload pictures free of charge, rather in high definition thanks to Flickr! huge archiving space of one terabyte. The smart and generous move of Marissa Mayer, makes Flickr revive, and the move is timing-perfect considering the latest acquisition of Tumblr.
The differences with the previous version of the photo sharing platform are obviously big: Starting from the homepage design: removing white spaces and offering instead a mosaic of images. The storage space gets pumped up for all users, free of charge, to 1 terabyte.
A new feature, the latter, which encourages free picture hosting of increasing quality. “How big is a terabyte? – Reads Blog Yahoo! – Enough to contain the photos that you take every hour in the next forty years. “You can choose the version without advertising (33 pounds per year) or the pro, with 2 terabytes of space, for approx 330 pounds a year.
More space to HD videos.
You can load up to three minutes of clips in 1080p HD, as many as you want. On the homepage there is a sidebar with the new flow of activities in which you access the latest uploads of your contacts, the activities of friends.
Good news for Android users.
After the iPhone app, Flickr arrives for smartphones equipped with the operating system from Google. This was missing in the Google Play store, where other competitors such as Google Drive or DropBox are far ahead of the competition, offering really good designed apps with plenty of functions for the everyday document sharing.
Note: Flickr is part of Yahoo! since 2005. Today it has over 87 million users who have contributed with 8 billion photos.