Flickr 3.0 redesigned for iOS, sets its sights on Instagram

Flickr — Yahoo’s photo-sharing service — has been completely redesigned for iOS to focus on the social aspect of the service, making for a direct competitor to Instagram. The new design is similar on both iOS and Android, though the specific look and feel has been tailored to each platform. The iOS update makes use of blurs and other iOS 7-motifs, while the Android app keeps a darker feel. Both apps are fast to load photos and browse the feed.

The update is expected to debut on the App Store sometime today. Flickr isn’t the most popular photo-sharing service around on mobile, but version 3.0 makes it one of the nicest for iOS — plus that free terabyte of storage helps sweeten the deal.

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  1. Alan Aurmont - 9 years ago

    I don’t understand social networks that don’t allow username changes. F*ck that sh*t!

    • vmax - 9 years ago

      What? I see you can change your “Screen Name”. User name is Yahoo ID cannot be changed.

      • Alan Aurmont - 9 years ago

        Username is in the URL and it can’t be changed. That’s stupid. I don’t care about Yahoo ID or the screen name.

  2. vmax - 9 years ago

    Why is the video on a Samsung?

  3. waseefakhtar - 9 years ago

    Reblogged this on navigation stack.

  4. Alex (@Metascover) - 9 years ago

    Incredible how great apps now look in iOS 7. There’s no other OS that looks so good.