Yahoo has rolled out an update to Flickr for Android that over all, isn’t that exciting. It is mostly a bug fix release and a new notable feature of seeing photos from your groups within your feed on the home page. The bigger news in this update however is there is no longer a requirement to sign up with a Yahoo account.
It goes without saying that Yahoo is an unholy mess. The company, once one of the pillars of the online world, is a shadow of itself and Verizon looks to be picking the carcass for valuable bits. If and when that happens, Yahoo will have a name change and will cease to exist. But one that that will stick around it seems is Flickr. The photo storage & sharing company was acquired by Yahoo back in 2005 and one of the early changes they made to the app was the requirement for a Yahoo account. At the time, it angered a lot of pre-Yahoo users but 11 years later, the requirement has been abandoned.