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Yahoo gives 1TB of free storage on Flickr, releases Android app, new features

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Not even 24 hours after announcing the acquisition of Tumblr for $1.1 billion, Yahoo has announced it is bringing 1TB of storage to Flickr users. Users with free Flickr accounts will get 1TB (1,024GB) of cloud storage to save their photos in full resolution. This probably makes Flickr the only photo sharing service to offer 1TB of free storage. Yahoo claims it is 70 times bigger than what competition is offering. Also Read - SmugMug-owned Flickr extends automatic photo deletion deadline for free tier users till March 12

Also Read - SmugMug acquires Flickr, promises to inject new life into the photo sharing service

Also Read - Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer 'can’t wait to use Gmail' once again, but won't give up on Yahoo Mail as well

The update brings photos to the forefront again rather than having tiny thumbnails with blue links. Now users won’t have to bother about the size of the photographs as they can upload them in full resolution without fearing the risk of running out of storage space. Apart from a new UI for Flickr that brings a new view and sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr, Yahoo is also launching a Flickr app for Android smartphones and tablets, having witnessed a 25 percent increase in usage after launching the iOS app.

Flickr has 89 million users with over 8 billion photos uploading about 2,630 photos every minute. Users can choose from three kinds of accounts at Flickr.

Free:

  • 1 Terabyte of photo and video storage
  • Upload photos of up to 200MB per photo
  • Upload 1080p HD videos of up to 1GB each
  • Video playback of up to 3 minutes each
  • Upload and download in full original quality

Ad Free:

  • $49.99 per year
  • All the benefits of a free account
  • No ads in your browsing experience

Doublr:

  • $499.99 per year
  • 2 Terabytes of photo and video space
  • All the benefits of a free account

Yahoo has made lots of product announcements ever since Marissa Mayer took over as the CEO, first announcing the iOS app for Flickr and then making Flickr Pro go free for three months. It also revamped the Yahoo homepage along with its Yahoo Mail service. Its weather app also received many accolades and it has also acquired companies like Astrid and Summly.

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  • Published Date: May 21, 2013 2:56 AM IST
  • Updated Date: May 21, 2013 3:37 AM IST



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