SAN FRANCISCO – Flickr on Monday began letting users of its free online photo-sharing service upload snippets of video to the website in a budding challenge to Google-owned YouTube.
The Yahoo-owned enterprise last year gave the video privilege to people who paid 25 dollars monthly for Pro accounts at Flickr to plant roots in terrain dominated by YouTube.
“We are continuing to evolve the video experience to make it more compelling, accessible and easy to use,” Flickr general manager Kakul Srivastava wrote in a post at the firm’s website.
“So grab your cameras, and capture and share ‘long photos’ of your own!”
Pro account members on Monday were given an added benefit of being able to upload high-definition videos to Flickr to be shared with whomever they wish.
Flickr caps video length at 90 seconds. [Read full article...]