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Hands-on with Flickr 3.0, with new features that make Flickr cool again

Leah Yamshon | April 21, 2014
Legacy photo sharing tool Flickr got a dramatic app overhaul on Thursday, bringing the biggest changes we've seen to the app since its initial launch on Android and iOS. With added video, a faster search capability, and a more socially equipped photostream, Flickr 3.0 is attempting to distinguish itself from other wildly popular photo sharing services like Instagram, and trying to once again propel itself back into the photo spotlight.

No, it's not functionality that sets Flickr apart: It's the photos themselves, and the Flickr community. Flickr puts the photos first, displaying them beautifully on the screen and giving details about how the photographer captured that shot. Because of its web counterpart, users can curate photos into albums that tell a story before sharing them via mobile. Photos captured with high-end DSLRs shine through Flickr, since users can zoom in and study a photo's detail. This is clearly an app for the art of photography.

Flickr 3.0 is available now for iOS and Android devices.


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