Flickr Adds Hashtag To Its iOS App

  • Tags converted to hashtags
  • Not extended to the website
  • Improved image search

It seems that more and more companies and websites are realizing the power of hashtags in spreading content over the internet.

  • Tags converted to hashtags
  • Not extended to the website
  • Improved image search

It seems that more and more companies and websites are realizing the power of hashtags in spreading content over the internet.

The latest firm to jump in to the hashtag bandwagon is Yahoo’s own image and video hosting website – Flickr. The company’s iOS app reveals the inclusion of hashtags that will replace the “tags” feature that have been in place for the past few years.

However, it’s good to note that although although users can add a hashtag in their photo’s title or description and then later on tap the same hashtag to instantly see all photos that share the same tag, Flickr hasn’t changed the process of how the site does the search and how it displays them. And instead, the hash tag feature only improves the existing search function found in the app. Moreover, the hashtag isn't available yet on the website.

At present, Flickr has already adopted the use of retro filters in their app and the @-symbol usernames. And by the looks of it, the addition of hashtags in its iOS app seems a very clear indication that the company may be trying to bite a chunk off of Twitter’s and Instagram’s fan base. 

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