Provide a way to remove GROUPS from my Flickr Feed
The new Flickr Feed page is TERRIBLE. I don't want to keep up the random posts to a ton of groups. I do want to keep up with a very SELECT group of PEOPLE I follow--there's a big difference between the two. The developers can go off on their merry tangents, just give us a way to arrange things the way WE like. Seem's fair enough to me!
I've been using both the Flickr app, and webpage for years. I love Flickr. But lately I haven't been using it as often. As technology advances, people use mobile phones more and more every day. For those that don't have time to sit on a PC, to browse their Flickr feed, it leaves them with two options. Use the mobile Flickr website, or use the app.
However, the Flickr app's design lacks the features necessary to compete with other social media apps. Here are the things that bother me:
When you open the app, if opens up on your photo-stream, instead of the feed. Since the profile doesn't have a 'upload from gallery' button, it's a little pointless since most people don't want to see their own pictures when they log in.
Related to #1, app opens in photostream's camera roll
I feel like the in-app uploader is uncomfortable, as it makes it annoying to access the photos in your gallery.
Having a floating window that opens when you are going to comment on a picture, would make commenting easier and more enjoyable, as you wouldn't have to open the photo's comment section every time.
It would be nice if it had Flickr mail. It lacks other means of communication with other members.
You should be able to edit/delete your comments. If someone makes a typo they have to go to the mobile webpage, and it's a very large inconvenience.
App needs to have glitches fixed. The timeline and feed jumps back up when you open a picture or comment.
Tagging people in photos was removed? Why?
Groups should have discussions. Because the app doesn't have them, I've seen many groups die out.
Profile cover photo is hardly visible due to darkening
Those are my ideas about how the Flickr app could be improved. I hope I was of service :)
Peter Tsang commented
Please give us the option to select which groups to see. Otherwise, I will remove myself from some groups, and Flickr will lose the social aspect that groups are meant for.
Carmelo Serrano commented
I totally agree.
Brian Schmidt commented
I use flickr for work, and even "safe" group content is often not suitable to appear on a workplace computer terminal.
I agree, group photos are annoying in the feed if you can't choose to have them in there or not. I liked the thumbnails when someone has uploaded more than one image which could easily be clicked on from the activity feed. Not everyone has the intention to follow in my view unmanageable numbers of people and photos so if we don't want to be bombarded we should not be "spammed" by content.
I don't always have time to look at the Groups I have joined, so this is very irritating. I prefer to look at my groups about once a week so I don't like to see a "teaser" mixed in with my People photos.
Rowan Bristol commented
The feed page is a disaster. People and groups I don't follow are at the top, while the people I do follow ardently are now nowhere to be seen.
Matt Bieber commented
Give us the option to turn "OFF" or "ON" the new groups view. We utilize Flickr as a portfolio tool for our high school students, and on more than one occasion recently VERY INAPPROPRIATE content has been forced shown to them in a group they did NOT choose to follow but was force suggested.
The addition of groups is bad enough, but it's also incredibly frustrating to have this two-column format that makes it difficult to browse the feed in a linear fashion. Instead of one stream, it looks like two parallel streams, and it forces me to do a lot of scrolling back to look at photos I missed from one column while looking at the opposite column. There's also an excessive amount of whitespace around the photos.
Columns make sense in newspapers where the content is static and flows clearly, top of column to bottom of column, top of next column, repeat. It doesn't work for progressively-loaded content.
If I could give all 50 of my votes to get you to revert to the prior setup, I'd do it.
I agree. I loathe the new feed page. I want it to go back to the way it was. All of the other changes seem nice but the feed page has got to go!
greg g commented
I like that there's now an actual bottom to the page that can be reached on the activity feed, but tossing in group stuff is unhelpful. It has me going thru and opting out of my marginally interesting groups to avoid gumming up the page with them and that, I suspect, is the opposite effect of what you intended. I also preferred the picture in picture thumbnails of additional images recently posted by those I follow instead of +3, etc.
I agree, I don't want to see Flickr's "recommended" shots on my page, and don't want group activity on my page.
There is a People view to see what post the peopple I folllow, a Group view to see what the is in group BUT where is the YOURSELF view ? How can I see now to view when someone comment one of my photo or follow me ?
I will not use notification bell, the is too much notification to see something (I have 255 notifications this morning).
Fred Vanderburgh commented
The NEW FlickR page is terrible. Please give us the option to format it to our own taste!
Howard Worf commented
Put it back to the way it was, and that goes for the god awful groups beta too. I have been a pro subscriber for years, but I won't be renewing if the site retains this ghastly interface and keeps pursuing change for change's sake. And BTW the mobile app is rubbish, I never access Flickr from my phone or tablet because I can't see or interact with my groups and contacts.
Come on... If it ain't broke... This new junk proves you're more interested in exercising your design chops and trying to emulate Fakebook and Instascam than you are in your users. I personally don't want stuff shoved in my face. If I want to look at something else or the photos in a group I'll go there. Having those features locked in is rude. Trying to impress your new Verizon bosses?
I also agree . It is quite irritating .
Stop it .
Paul Hyde commented
Come on Flickr. Sort this out ! I used to be on the site quite a bit, but hardly visit now !!!
Absolutely agree! Also get rid of 'recommended' photos! This is enough to tempt me to quit Flickr,
It is okay that you like to include groups into the news feed, but make it option, I believe some people that want it will add it to the function, but the rest of us do not want this since it clutters up the whole news feed. I just want to know what happening with my pictures and with pictures from people I follow.
I do not want groups feed on my flickr feed.