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Flickr's Latest App Update Looks A Lot Like Instagram

Flickr's Latest App Update Looks A Lot Like Instagram

by Brad MerrillApril 17, 2014


Today, Yahoo is rolling out Flickr 3.0, a completely redesigned approach to its photo-sharing apps on Android and iOS. In addition to improved sharing options through Dropbox and Google+, Flickr on mobile now features Instagram-like filters and in-depth editing tools. You can view each photo’s metadata, including which camera was used, aperture settings, and more.

Give the new Flickr app a try, and you’ll see that it looks very much like Instagram. Beyond the new filters feature, you now have the ability to comment on, like, and share photos, and there’s a feed view that clearly mimic’s the experience of scrolling through friends’ photos on Instagram.

Should you drop Instagram or another photo app for Flickr, though? Probably not.

That decision, though, depends on your willingness to create a Yahoo account (if you don’t have one)—previously, you could sign into the app using Facebook or Google, but this update eliminates those two options.

In any case, you can check out the app on iTunes and Google Play.

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Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.