New! Browser-based uploads on Android 2.2

Flickr wants you to share photos from anywhere, including that cool new Android phone. Up till now you’ve only been able to upload-by-email which allows you to send photos to Flickr from your phone without having an app. Starting today, you can now browse to and choose exactly the photo you want to upload, directly from your phone.

If we see that you’re coming from an Android 2.2 device, we’ll give you an upload link right on the Flickr homepage. This takes you to our mobile upload page where you will now see the option to simply “Choose a file”. Selecting this button gives you access to your photo gallery, where you can conveniently select the photo you like to upload and then send it to Flickr via the “Upload” button.

Flickr Mobile Homepage 
Upload Dialog

Got an Android device that runs Android 2.2? Head over to and try it out.

Posted By
Markus Spiering

Product Chief and Americas GM at EyeEm, former Head of Product at Flickr and mobile product guy at Yahoo. Photographer and writer of a few tech books.