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Flickr: Massive revamp lets you store a terabyte of free photos!

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 21 May 2013

 Flickr: Massive revamp lets you store a terabyte of free photos!

Yahoo had a few things to share during its New York City event yesterday, one of which was a massive redesign of its photo sharing website, Flickr, which now comes with a whopping one terabyte of free storage space to every user, and even a new mobile app. Is it time to switch to Flickr?

The photo sharing website’s redesign puts a whole new emphasis on full resolution, full screen photos, making them centre stage in an iPhoto-like photo stream on the front page. Yahoo is encouraging users to upload as many high res photos as they wish by giving each user one whole terabyte of storage space for free – by contrast, you get just 1GB on Google’s Picassa, a thousand times less. There are also extensive sharing options wrapped in to the new site, which let you push photos straight to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or even Pinterest if you fancy.

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The 1TB of storage that Flickr is offering is even more than the 15GB of free storage that Google offers for free, but with the focus on photos for Flickr, filling it all up will take a long while, which will please photo fans. Yahoo also announced a brand new Android Flickr app, which puts it in line with with the recently updated iOS app and shares the same design as the new website. Photos get dynamically arranged on screen and uploading straight to your account is a doddle.

Flickr wasn’t the only thing Yahoo had to talk about, as the company announced its massive $1.1bn (£724.1m) purchase of social media platform Tumblr. Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has promised “not to screw it up” and will leave it to operate independently.

Will you be taking the brand new Flickr for a spin and trying to hit your new terabyte limit, or are you more interested in trying out the new Android app? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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