Interacting with the Community in Flickr

Flickr    |    Beginner
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The Flickr community is a great way to share your photos and view photos of others. Discover how to interact with others, including working with photo galleries, adding and following friends, using FlickrMail, and creating and using groups.


  • manage your photo activity on Flickr
    create a Flickr photo gallery
    favorite and comment photos on Flickr
    use the Flickr Explore feature
    find your friends on Flickr
    follow someone on Flickr
    send a Flickr invitation
  • block others on Flickr
    use FlickrMail
    join a group on Flickr
    create a group on Flickr
    add complete information about your group on Flickr
    administer a group on Flickr


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    On Flickr, you can comment on the photos of people you follow, and your followers can do the same on your photos. If someone shares or comments on your photos, you will be notified in your feed. You can also view these notifications under the Recent Activity section where you can manage the types of notifications you receive. FREE ACCESS
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    Galleries are a way to showcase or share other photographers' work on Flickr. You can create photo collections of up to 50 photos. These are photos that other people have taken that you find particularly interesting or cool. Once you have your gallery, you can add comments about the gallery and your photo choices. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Favoriting & commenting on photos in Flickr
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    If you want to show another Flickr member that you appreciate a particular photo that they have shared, you can favorite it. This photo will then be added to your Favorites, which you can easily access from the You tab in the menu bar. You can also comment on photos to share your thoughts on a certain photo or to compliment the photographer. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using the Explore feature in Flickr
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    You can see all the different types of photos posted to Flickr by using the Explore feature. You can explore several categories to see what tags are trending or check out the recent photos that have been recommended by Flickr, for example. You can also use the Create feature to create photo mounts or photo books from your own photos. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Finding your friends on Flickr
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    You can find friends to add to your network on Flickr by adding people via the list suggested by Flickr or by importing your contacts from an email service or from Facebook. You can also search for someone by their name or screenname. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Following someone on Flickr
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    For every person that you follow on Flickr, their latest photos will show up on your homepage feed. You can also communicate with them more easily and add them to your Friends and/or Family list. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Sending someone an invite to Flickr
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    If you want to suggest Flickr to your friends, you can send them an invitation to join directly from your Flickr account. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Blocking someone on Flickr
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    If someone is leaving inappropriate comments on your photos or posting explicit content, you can block them. You can do this via the person's photostream view or from their profile. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using FlickrMail
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    You receive various notifications regarding your activity on Flickr. If someone follows you or sends you a message, you will receive a notification in your FlickrMail inbox. You can respond to these messages, send new ones, delete them and view them from your Recent Activity section. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Joining a group in Flickr
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    Groups are a good way to share photos and have discussions around a common theme. To join a group on Flickr, you need to know how to find and join the group that interests you. Once you have joined, you can add photos and invite friends. You can also view your group lists, recent discussions and invites. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Creating a group in Flickr
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    You can create a group to share photos and hold discussions about a certain topic. If you want to create a group about general subjects, a public group may be a good option. However, if the topic of your group is more specific, it may be better to create an invite-only public group. You can also create a private group if you want to share more private photos with a small group of people like a family vacation, for example. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Completing information about your group in Flickr
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    Once you have created your group, you can add additional information about the group like a customized web address and an external website address. You can also add a group icon, a cover photo and a welcome message on your group page. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Administering a group in Flickr
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    As group administrator, you can set rules for the group and moderate its publications and discussions. You can also manage your members by assigning roles and changing them if needed. FREE ACCESS


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