Yahoo! Wants Flickr to Be "Awesome Again"
On the same day it confirmed its $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo! yesterday announced a redesign of 2005 acquisition Flickr.
As Yahoo!'s go-to site for enjoying online photos, Flickr's new design puts "photos front and center," according to the company. Built around a "photostream," the website gives users an "endlessly scrolling gallery" of photos and embeds social features to make it easier to share and comment on photos. Yahoo! has lessened the white space between photos. It also offers a new slideshow that displays "the most spectacular Flickr photos in gorgeous full-screen." The company's mobile app is available in 10 languages.
To kick-start Flickr's redesign, the company is offering users one, free terabyte of space, translating to more than 500,000 full-resolution photos.
To meet the demand for mobile photography applications, Yahoo! has launched a new version of its Flickr app for Android phones and tablets. Flickr for Android features similar aesthetics to its web redesign.
"We hope you'll agree that we have made huge strides to make Flickr awesome again," wrote the company.
Flickr Photostream before
Flickr Photostream after
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