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Flickr does video

April 9, 2008

Video on Flickr2008-04-09_0933!

Video! Video! Video! The rumours are true and “soon” is now. We’re thrilled to introduce video on Flickr. If you’re a pro member, you can now share videos up to 90 glorious seconds in your photostream.

90 seconds? While this might seem like an arbitrary limit, we thought long and hard about how video would complement the flickrverse. If you’ve memorized the Community Guidelines, you know that Flickr is all about sharing photos that you yourself have taken. Video will be no different and so what quickly bubbled up was the idea of “long photos,” of capturing slices of life to share.

I’m disappointed it’s only 90 seconds, but Flickr: I still love you too. Although, I’m going to keep using Viddler for my video needs.

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