minimum age according to Flickr
13+ minimum age according to Flickr

What is Flickr?

Flickr is an online content hosting platform and social network, owned by SmugMug Inc. Flickr is mainly used by photographers, videographers and visual artists to showcase their work, share ideas and explore interests.

Flickr allows you to upload content like photos and videos to albums, tag other Flickr users in posts, leave comments, join subject groups and share creative techniques with the community. You can also access royalty-free images and buy photo books and prints from the Flickr site.

Flickr accounts are free to set up with limited uploads. Paid ‘pro’ plans offer unlimited uploads, analytical tools and advertising-free posts. 

Flickr supports third-party software for content sharing with other applications and websites. 

Flickr content can also be shared to other social media platforms, such as:

TwitterFacebookYouTube and LinkedIn

Flickr is available on web browser and mobile app. 


AppsAndroid appApple iOS

How do people use Flickr?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use content sharing and hosting sites like Flickr.

Flickr is used for: content sharing, photo/video sharing, messaging/online chat and in-app purchasing.

How can you report abuse, inappropriate content or other concerns?

  • Report Abuse
    Learn how to report concerning, abusive or inappropriate content on Flickr.

How can you protect your personal information?

  • Privacy Policy
    Learn about how SmugMug Inc. collects, stores and shares your personal information when you are using Flickr.
  • Privacy settings
    Learn how to adjust your privacy settings on Flickr to control who can see your posts.

Key safety links

Last updated: 03/05/2023