Flickr (Finally) Has An Android App

It sure took a long time, but Flickr has finally launched its first Android app.


Flickr has had an iPhone app for more than two years.

The new Android app appears to offer several features not available on the iPhone version — including filters to help edit photos before publishing, and additional sharing options. The Android app has been described as taking “a few cues from Instagram,” which is also expected to launch its first Android app soon.

Flickr’s Android app is currently available is close to three dozen countries, which are listed on Flickr’s help pages.

Flickr Photo Sessions

Flickr also announced a new feature called Photo Sessions that lets multiple users browse the same photos simultaneously. Think of it, perhaps, as a modern version of sitting around looking at vacation slides together.

Photo sessions can be started from any photostream or photoi set that has sharing options turned on — look for the new “Start a Photo Session” in the Sharing options menu. Up to 10 people can join a photo session, and signed-in users will have access to additional tools including live chat.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Search Engines: Photo & Image Search | Yahoo: Flickr


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