3D Touch is one of the biggest features that the new iPhones have, the display is capable of ascertaining just how much force the user has applied in the tap to respond accordingly. This has allowed Apple to build new experiences in its native applications and it has even opened up 3D Touch to developers which means their apps can tap into it as well. Flickr joins the list of apps that have now been updated with support for this technology.
Pressing down slightly hard on the Flickr icon on the Home screen will now open up a quick menu through which users can upload a photo, check notifications, view their feed and even conduct a Spotlight search from the Home screen itself. The search feature allows them to locate groups, recently viewed photos or entire albums.
Most of us tend to take multiple shots just to make sure that we’ve properly got it, Flickr obviously knows this, so in the updated app pressing on a photo in camera roll previews it and then users can move their finger left/right quickly to page through the neighboring photos. Once they find the one they like, just press harder to Pop it to full-screen.
The updated Flickr for iOS app is now available for download, it’s a free app that offers an auto-upload feature and 1TB of cloud storage for free, making it a very good option for people who like to take a lot of photos with their iPhones.