All new Flickr galleries


Flickr’s galleries have long been one of the tools available to our community for visual storytelling, though they have gotten dusty over time as the rest of the site progresses. So today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve begun to roll out a fresh Flickr galleries experience, where we help you tell your visual stories with new tools to facilitate your creativity.


The new galleries experience showcases photos and videos in a much larger layout, taking advantage of new screen sizes and resolutions. We’ve increased the limit on photos you can add to galleries from 50 to 500, and we’ve added a new modal for batch adding photos directly from your Faves. By explicitly connecting Faves to gallery creation, we’re making your workflow simpler when you’re curating your favorite works from other Flickr members.


We’ve also done a nice refresh on your galleries list page, where we’ve laid out a triptych of photos, with your cover photo slightly larger than the next two most recently added. You can see gallery metadata at-a-glance in a new card style that we also use in the gallery itself.


Aside from these new features, we’ve retained most of the facets of galleries functionality that you know. You can update your cover photo at any time by selecting an image from the gallery. You can edit your Title and Description at any time. You can reorder the images in your galleries as often as you like. You can share galleries outside of Flickr with an intuitive share sheet that will improve the presentation of your galleries on other social networks.

Feel free to leave your feedback or ask questions in the Help Forum here. This refresh is the first step of various new features that will expand your ability to tell visual stories on Flickr. We hope you enjoy!

Jordan Sendar
Flickr Engineering