One of Marissa Mayer’s biggest challenges since taking over Yahoo has been revamping the photo-sharing community Flickr. Today, that revamp hits a new stage. Flickr is getting a complete redesign of its Android and iOS app. The redesign will help it compete better with its main competitor, Instagram, and other photo-sharing apps.
Some say the redesign is a bit too close to Instagram’s app. Flickr didn’t stop at a redesign. Taking a popular feature from Instagram, Flickr 3.0 lets you capture and edit up to 30 seconds of HD video. You can then apply the same filters for photos to your videos.
Check out a quick video of Flickr 3.0 in action below.
Editing is simple. Want to take out a certain part of your video? You can do it with a simple finger tap.
3.0 also includes a new Auto Sync feature. All photos from your phone will automatically upload to your Flickr account. Flickr offers 1TB of storage for free. That’s about 500,000 photos. Even the selfie obsessed crowd will have a hard time breaching 1TB.
14 live filters are included on the iPhone. You’ll be able to see how ‘Sepia’ or ‘black & white’ look before you snap your picture.
“At the heart of our Flickr apps is a powerful mobile camera that makes it easy to take and share amazing photos in high resolution,” Flickr Vice President Bernardo Hernandez wrote in a blog post Thursday.
Hernandez also touted Flickr’s Explore feature in the post.
“Flickr has always been about celebrating beautiful photography,” Hernandez wrote. “Browse top trending photos within our Explore feature and discover new photographers to follow and places to go right from your phone.”
Head over to Google Play or the App Store to download the latest version of Flickr today.
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