Redesign brings photo sharing service up-to-date

Yahoo revamps Flickr, adds 1TB free storage for every user

Shortly after acquiring Tumblr, Yahoo has unveiled a redesigned Flickr.

Another brand missing a vowel, Flickr is a well-known photo-storage and sharing site that had begun to stagnate in recent years.

Now, it is offering 1TB of free data to every user. That’s space for more than 500,000 photos.

"Flickr was once awesome, and it languished… now we want it to be awesome again," said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, at a press event in New York last night.

Mayer also took to Tumblr, naturally, to explain the update.

"Photos tell the stories — stories we’re inspired to relive, share with our friends, or capture simply to express ourselves. Collecting these moments is a part of our everyday. Since 2005, Flickr has become synonymous with inspiring imagery. Today, we’re thrilled to take Flickr even further with a beautiful, completely re-imagined experience that puts photos front and center. When it comes to photography, technology and its limits shouldn’t hinder the experience. So we’re also giving our Flickr users one terabyte of space — for free. That’s enough for a lifetime of photos — more than 500,000 original, full-resolution, pixel-perfect, brilliant photos. Flickr users will never have to worry about running out of space."

How your Flickr photostream will appear now:

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