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Flickr adds visual, social improvements to iOS app

Yahoo has updated its Flickr for iOS app, implementing some user-suggested enhancements.

The latest version of the app makes it "easier than ever" to share Flickr photos on Facebook, Yahoo said its release notes. The update also makes it easier to find Twitter and Facebook contacts, and will automatically notify users if one of their Facebook friends joins the photography site.

The latest version also offers better visibility into a photo's upload status and includes new notifications when someone comments on a photo on which you have also commented. There are also the usual bug fixes, which should iron out any issues users might have experienced when signing in with a Google account.

The latest update comes after Yahoo released a completely revamped version of its Flickr for iOS app last week. Sporting many features from the company's Web-based application, the latest app - of course - includes new Instagram-like filters, allowing users to jazz up the average mobile snapshot.

The Flickr app for iOS devices is available for download in the App Store now.

Photo-sharing has been a hot topic of late. Instagram this week faced backlash from users after announcing an update to its privacy policy and terms of service that led many to believe the company could sell users' photos without their permission. Instagram chief Kevin Systrom cleared up the confusion in a blog post yesterday, noting that Instagram does not intend to sell users' photos.

Meanwhile, Twitter also recently released its own photo filters, shortly after Instagram photos were wiped from the social network.