Yahoo, in the month of May 2013, redesigned the Flickr photo-sharing service by offering its users up to 1 TB storage without levying any fee. The restoration enables the users to host the longer video clips as well as high resolution photos. Apart from this, new app was also launched for the Android devices.
The principal technology analyst at consultants Davies Murphy Group Europe, Chris Green explained that this move by Yahoo would help it in putting Flickr back in the market. This also shows the competition with Google.
Google offers its users an overall free storage of 15 GB across the primary cloud service. Facebook, on the other hand, has no defined limits like these, but it adjusts by compromising on the quality of high-resolution images.
Flickr was bought by Yahoo in 2005. The number of users increased on the site since then, but it still did not reached up to its maximum potential, especially when compared to the competitors like 500px, Facebook and Instagram.
New features introduced in revamped Flickr
• 1TB upload limit
• A redesigned user-interface
• New Activity Feed
• New Android app
• Larger 200MB limit on every photo’s size
• Three-minute cap on playback of video clips
However, certain charges have also been levied. For example, users wishing for advert-free interface will have to shell out 49.99 US dollar yearly. Anyone who wishes to get 2TB storage limit will have to pay 499.99 US dollar yearly.