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Flickr continues its campaign to win back users by taking advantage of the general dissatisfaction with Instagram and its owner, Facebook. Knowing that launching an application capable of replacing its rivals and forgetting about it would be a mistake, the service has launched an update for iOS that introduces some improvements and increases the overall performance of the program.
To begin with, and in response to user requests, Flickr for iOS now also saves the original image when we decide to apply filters to a photo. We also have an easier way to save Flickr images to our iOS photo reel or directly to the streaming photos in our iCloud account.
There are also some updates that enrich the comments of the service itself, like for example the ability to be able to mention a user with a @ behind their name in the same way we already do on Twitter. As soon as someone does this with your username Flickr will send you a notification, so you always know if someone has talked about you on the service. As long as you write the name with the @, of course.
This Flickr move to counter Instagram is going well. It is not working on a large scale, but it is slowly gaining the trust of all the people who were disappointed with the controversy over the Instagram and Facebook rules. The key is to continue to improve the application frequently, by building a community again . Flickr for iOS is free and the new version can now be downloaded from the App Store.