Introducing the New Flickr Notifications Center and Settings

We’re beginning a new generation of notifications on Flickr, which will simplify how you engage with other members of the world’s best photo community. We’re making it easier to understand where the action is, and we’re giving you greater control over your experience. These improvements are currently available to a subset of the Flickr community and we’ll continue rolling this out to all of you throughout the week of March 1st.

New Flickr Notifications Center

With this update, we’ve expanded the current notification types accessible from the bell icon at the top of Flickr, and we’ve given group admins a new tab that highlights the important work they do to keep our communities thriving. We’ve also introduced a new Notifications Center page so you can review your notifications with more screen real estate and can take action on important items with greater ease. Finally, we’ve introduced the new Notifications Settings page, which allows you to turn on or mute notifications by type.

To access these new features, click on the bell icon in the navigation bar at the top of Flickr. There you’ll see the dropdown with notifications and the new tabs to separate your personal notifications from those for groups you admin. You’ll also notice a new gear icon that will take you to the Notifications Settings page. At the bottom of the dropdown, you’ll see the link that used to read “View Recent Activity” now reads “View all notifications.” When you click that, you’ll be taken to the new Notifications Center.

New Flickr Notifications Center

With this update, we’re bringing Flickr’s notifications in line with what new community members would expect of a website while still looking out for our most loyal Flickr contributors. For members who’ve been with us for a long time, we’re bringing feature parity from the much-loved Recent Activity page, though we’ve updated the data structure to be more efficient and relevant. For those who regularly use Recent Activity, we’ve added a number of educational tips that should help familiarize you with the new features.

We hope you enjoy these updates, and we encourage you to be on the lookout for additional improvements to group notifications that we’ll be rolling out soon. We have included an FAQ in our Help Center, and we also invite you to share your feedback here.

Flickr Product Team