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Flickr Android App Launched Officially by Yahoo

Yahoo owned photo sharing platform Flickr has dished out its official Android app which comes with instant share and shoot features.

The app, which was launched by Yahoo during a press event for highlighting its mobile strategy, gives users access to their Flickr photos, albums and contact lists. They are also able to see a stream of new content shared by their friends.

Yahoo announced that the app comes with its own camera features. When the device’s camera is accessed from within the app, users are able to select different photo ratios using the view finder. Users are also able to name new photos and other information to it.

Any photo clicked using the app can automatically get uploaded to the user’s Flickr account and can also be shared across several social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Yahoo also launched a new Flickr feature called Photo Session, which allows users to share and view a photo album with their friends and family in real-time, no matter where they are. The owner of the album is able to generate a unique URL which can be shared with up to ten people.

When everyone accesses the URL, which remains valid for 24 hours, they are able to view the photo album at the same time. The pace of the viewing is decided by the owner but those taking part in the sharing can also view them at their own pace.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.