Over the next few months photo sharing site Flickr will be undergoing numerous changes, including the introduction of a new and improved uploading feature named Uploadr, a newer photo stream design named Justified View as well as many more. On Tuesday, head of products at Flickr, Markus Spiering, disclosed the new changes along with revealing that the company's main focus is that of user engagement.
Uploadr is due to be rolled out late March, with the service allowing users to simply drag and drop images from the PC and into the website. According to Spiering, this new feature is less like the functionality of a website and more similar to an application.
The images uploaded in Flickr can be seem as thumbnail images, with users allowed to add tags once the images have been uploaded. This will hopefully help increase engagement within the website to make it the Internet's biggest collector of geo-tagged photographs, reported Mashable.
Their other service, Justified View, is scheduled to be released sometime around 28th February. This new feature will help replicate Pinterest's format, with the photo streaming feature to first go live with the users' contacts.
Showcasing larger photos and minus text data, users will now be able to hover over images to see the tags as well as other information.