Flickr announced three new features for its over 1.5 million Groups including: First, Flickr now let you browse the 1.2 billion photos in Flickr groups using the new Justified View.
Flcikr also has created a sidebar that makes the entire Groups experience more interactive and simpler to navigate. "As you scroll through the photos in a Group Pool, the new sidebar persistently gives you context on what the group is about. It also surfaces the most recent discussions happening in the group and highlights the top tags as well as the top contributors for members who want to dig a little deeper," flcikr explains.
Also, the comapny has added the ability to upload photos directly to groups within the new Flickr Uploadr. "Just click on "Add to Group" in the editing panel to access your existing groups and presto! Your photos will be sent to the group at the same time that they're published on your photostream," flcikr said.
New Groups API methods, new possibilities
Flickr also released several new API methods to enable members to interact with group discussions such as reading topics and replies, and posting to group discussions. The release also includes methods to join and leave a group for mobile developers out there.
You can find more information regarding these new methods on our API documentation page.