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Flickr now offering 1 terabyte of free storage, and an updated Android app

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Flickr now offering 1 terabyte of free storage, and an updated Android app
Yahoo has been working extremely hard to not just make Flickr relevant in the age of photo competition from all sides, but to make it the best photo storage service of the bunch. Today was a pretty big step in the right direction, because not only did Yahoo update the Android app with a more visual pop, and even better, Flickr is now offering all users 1 terabyte of space for free.

Flickr now offering 1 terabyte of free storage, and an updated Android app
Of course, after reading that last sentence, the Android update is somewhat ancillary, but that's okay, because everything new there has already been seen on iOS. The update brings Android's Flickr app to version 2.0, which is an update that iOS saw back in December. So, the Android update now features the new edge-to-edge photo layout, 16 photo filters, and more. 

But, the real story here is that Flickr has just pulled a Gmail. Just like Gmail caused a huge shift in what was offered for email storage, Flickr has a chance to do that for photo storage. Every user now gets 1 terabyte free. A terabyte isn't a storage size that many people consider, unless you deal with video files, so Yahoo describes it this way: "Just how big is a terabyte? Well, you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one." That's pretty impressive. 

For comparison's sake, Google now offers 15GB of shared storage between Gmail, G+ Photos, and Drive, and it would cost $49.99 per month to upgrade that to 1TB. Flickr is giving it to you for free. 

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posted on 20 May 2013, 20:02 6

1. ocilfa (Posts: 299; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Note that your amazing 1tb storage has a monthly upload limit of 300mb's. That means you can expect to fully use that storage after 291 years!

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:23 1

4. AChackes (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


not sure where you got that, but I just signed up (for the free version) and have already uploaded about 2 GB's already tonight. I think there is a max resolution, but they look pretty good.

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:09

6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


That is 100% untrue. The uploader has a limit of 200 photos per upload, but that is the only limit there is.

posted on 21 May 2013, 17:27

7. 14545 (Posts: 985; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Thanks for the clarification MH. I took OP at his word and threw them under the bus without fact checking.

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:52 1

5. nothingmuch (Posts: 129; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I just read about everywhere I could on flickr (im a recent member) and it seems that they did away with monthly limit and just set it at 1tb of storage free with max res photo 16mp/200mb and many as you want 3gig/3min video until you reach a Tb of storage. Unless I overlooked it somewhere in the terms of use but thats what I got from it. Did anyone else see something I missed I could be wrong??

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