The Flickr iOS App Gets Friendlier With Friend Mentions & More [Updates]

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Flickr updated its iOS app with a handful of changes like friend tagging, a higher-resolution photo display and faster photo uploads. Just last December, Flickr revamped the entire interface. For starters, the latest change sees better photo management from your device’s Camera Roll.

You can now take photos by clicking the iPhone’s volume button. Photos are directly saved from your photo stream to your Camera Roll. The new version of the app will also automatically save the original, pre-filter photo to your camera roll just in case you go overboard with your filter applying creativity.

But the real noteworthy change comes with the inclusion of friend mentions with in comments, photo descriptions, or titles. The Flickr iOS app has arrived late to the party with friend tagging, but it is welcome anyway. You can now tag friends from the app using the @ symbol. The Lightbox also gets a higher resolution display and the Flickr team has rounded it off by giving the image uploads a bit of a speed boost.

Marcus Spearing, the Head of Product at Flickr said,

We did some magic to optimize uploads, but also start uploading in the background while you think about the photo’s title or where you want to share it to. You basically get the best of both worlds: High resolution uploads that will make sure that you can enjoy your photos in great quality in the future, plus fast uploads in the background, so that you don’t have to wait.

It is undeniable that Flickr has benefitted from Instagram’s PR stumble. But it is upping the ante quite well with a far more feature-rich iOS app than the one it started out with.

Source: Flickr Blog

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