Flickr 12+

Flickr, Inc.

    • 4.5 • 12.5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Join the largest, most influential community of photographers in the world. Upload, edit, and share your photos from any device, anytime.

• Find your inspiration, find your people. Flickr is home to billions of photos and millions of groups of passionate photographers.
• Organization and sharing made simple. Browse with ease, select and organize hundreds of photos with one gesture, and share in seconds.
• Unleash your creativity. Edit your photos, add filters, crop images, and more!

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What’s New

Version 4.17.3

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12.5K Ratings

12.5K Ratings

Kylekylekylekylekyle ,

The last great platform for specifically photographers

Flickr is the last real platform for the photography community (and for other creators). While I'm also an avid user of Instagram, the difference in purpose and focus between Instagram and Flickr is so clear. I've been a Flickr user since 2006 and a Pro member for almost as long, and I'll be a Pro member for as long as Flickr supports this community!

If you're looking for a place where the features, users, and community, are focused on photography (not influencing and marketing), Flickr is that place. No algorithms shoving targeted content down your throat, no influencers hawking essential oils and watches, no trending videos or stories to boost DAU metrics, and for Pro members, NO ADS - just the talented, weird, serious, imaginative, beginner or veteran photographers and groups that you choose to follow. If Instagram is a shopping mall, Flickr is an art gallery + photo meet-up.

Thank you, Flickr and SmugMug, for preserving this platform, for all the technical and UX improvements you've been making, and for trying keep this place pure and focused on photography. I was one of the many complainers during the final years of Yahoo, but I'm more grateful than ever to have this platform and for the new life that you've given it. Thank you!

hello!!world ,

A huge bug

Updated 12/8: it’s hilarious that I just got a form response from the “developer”, who probably doesn’t even use their own product. Apparently they didn’t read the review because it’s clearly a generic reply about how to clear the cache and uninstall/reinstall the app, when this bug cannot be fixed by that (if they used Flickr themselves it takes 5 seconds to see the bug). I emailed customer service a while ago and they told me “they know it they are working on it but they can’t tell me when they can fix it”. Based on Flickr”s sordid history of NOT fixing anything (there are bugs that have been there for decades and users have complained that long and they pretend to care but still nothing), I will say the when is NEVER! You can tell how little they care by the way the respond: not reading the complaint and dismissing it with a generic response is the ultimate insult and a clear sign they have abandoned the product.


The notification feature (bell) is completely useless. Multiple people that faved and commented on my photos recently are missing from that section. It only shows old notifications (and even old ones are not complete). The favorites are still on my contacts’ accounts (ie they didn’t unfav them) but if you click on the bell in the app on my phone, they are nowhere to be seen on the notification section. Smugmug has given up on Flickr. This much is clear. This is a crude bare bone app with very low usability.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. If you're running into issues with the iOS app on either an iPhone or an iPad, we do recommend trying some basic options to help fix any issues you're having.

Please try the following options:-------

Clear the app cache:
1. Open the Flickr App
2. Tap your Profile icon
3. Tap the 3 dot menu in the top right hand corner
4. Tap Trash your cache
5. Tap OK --------

Close and restart the app:
1. Open your Recents menu
2. Locate the Flickr app and swipe it to close it
3. Open the Flickr app again ---------

Uninstall and reinstall the app:
1. On the home screen, long press the Flickr app
2. Tap Rearrange apps
3. Tap the X icon on the Flickr app
4. Tap Delete 5.
5. Visit the App Store to reinstall the app


Good, but needs a LOT of updates

I love this app and it’s a great way to make friends and post photos. But there are many things that are on the Flickr website that desperately need to be added to the app. There are glitches such as people’s accounts getting deleted completely and being replaced with a ghost account with a randomly generated name and deletes all pictures, comments, faves, follows, and any possible trace of said person. It creates a huge inconvenience to these people and can cut off their communication and cost them their photos. I know from experience because people that I have come to know primarily through this app, have all been deleted at the same exact time due to these “glitches” by Flickr (in reality, Flickr is deleting them on purpose because these people are seen as unimportant). The app needs to be updated with the ability to change your cover photo, create galleries, change your “About” information, send and receive messages, tag people in comments without pushing reply, tag multiple people in comments, update emojis instead of generating a bunch of unrelated symbols, editing album descriptions and cover photos, and creating a showcase for photos. As you can see, this app is great, but needs adjustments that could easily be fixed if Flickr would recognize them.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thank you for your feedback.
We've forwarded your comments on to the rest of the team for review. We are working incredibly hard and carefully to ensure that we continue to build a sustainable business in support of our vibrant community of photographers.
Please contact us here if you have any questions.

App Privacy

The developer, Flickr, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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