By Jeff Bonforte, SVP, Product & Engineering, Communications, Yahoo.
Since unveiling one of the biggest Flickr redesigns in history just over a month ago, the positive reactions, comments, tweets and Facebook posts from our members and media have been astounding. The overhaul across desktop and mobile that we brought to our community of more than 112 million photographers resulted in 4X as many mobile uploads, and we have broken our previous single-day upload record by 3X.
The Verge said, “Flickr redesigns web and mobile apps to create a powerhouse in online photo storage,” and Forbes wrote, “Overall, this is an extremely impressive upgrade. Probably the biggest in Flickr’s history making the tired old photo service up-to-date and ahead of the competition.”
We want to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” to all our members – from those who have been with us since the beginning to those who joined us since the most recent launch!
You’ve told us how much you love the new Flickr and we wanted to spotlight your top 5 favorite features.
Never delete a photo or video again with automatic backup, new and old, freeing up precious space on your phone. Also try the new Mac or Windows Uploadr for the desktop. We maintain the original photo quality and automatically remove duplicates.
2) Swipe to share
Simply swipe to select photos and videos and click to share via email, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and more.
3) Editing on the go and on the desktop
From basic to advanced photo-editing, Flickr offers the editing tools you need. And for the first time on mobile, editing is non-destructive so you can always revert back to the original image.
4) Magic View
In the new Camera Roll, Magic View intelligently identifies the content in your photos, using Flickr’s image recognition technology, and automatically organizes them across more than 60 categories (including screenshots, landscapes, animals and more).
5) New powerful search
Quickly find the photo you’re looking for not only from your own photos and albums but also from the people you follow on Flickr and photos from the entire Flickr community. Also, filter by color (try more than one), size, orientation and more.