There are many choices within your Flickr account regarding how your personal information is handled. The settings in the mobile app aren't as extensive as those available in the desktop version. But in either place, by carefully choosing among these options, you can create the best online experience for you and your work. Learn more about managing your personal information in this video.
- [Voiceover] Let's take a look at privacy and safety. I'm going to tap on the settings icon in the upper right-hand corner there, and then I'm gonna tap on Privacy and Safety right here, and we have a few options. I'm just gonna walk through all four of them here. Your default post privacy, I tap on that. This is for your manual posts, this isn't for auto-uploader. This is if you decide to add an image to your Flickr account via some of the ways we're gonna talk about later.
Maybe bringing in a picture from your digital camera via WiFi or something like that. What do you want the default to be? You can always overwrite it. Probably a safe way to go is to have the default private, and then it goes to your camera roll, and then you can decide what to do with it. This is particularly helpful if you bring in a bunch of images at once, and only want to share one or two of them, but I'll let you decide which is best for you. In terms of location privacy, who can see the locations of the photos that you post? These are images that have geo-tags, or location data embedded in them, and you'll see that we even have an option about that when we get to the Android screen here in a minute.
We're on iOS right now. I'm gonna just say Friends and Family, and leave it at that. The photo safety level, the types of photos that we're publishing, our content, and that is safe. If you have something other than that, then please select it so that it can be tagged properly. Then in terms of images that show up in my searches, I want the safe filter on. You can adjust that to have no safe filter, or a moderate safe filter, which is sort of in between the two.
I'm gonna leave it on safe right now, and then I'm gonna tap on the X, and those are the settings for my iOS device. Let's go over to the Android device, because they have one additional screen. Here we are on the Android device, and default privacy, okay that is the same as what we talked about before. Location privacy, again, that is the same, so you can choose friends, friends and family, no one, all that kind of stuff, same options.
Same thing with the safety level for your posts. Are they safe, or are they not? You want to make sure that your posts are tagged correctly so other people don't get surprises when they're doing searches. Then here's the one that I wanted to point out, Import EXIF Location Data right here. If you capture an image with a mobile device that records geo-tags, do you want those geo-tags to come into your Flickr mobile account? You can determine that right here by either checking this or unchecking this box.
Now just because you have location data come in doesn't mean that it's automatically published, because you have location privacy setting up here, so you can bring in location data, but then restrict it with this setting up here, with location privacy, and then that way, you're not automatically showing the location of where you took the shots to the outside public, so these two work together. Then finally, you do have your SafeSearch Filter right here, and that is the same as we reviewed on the iOS device, whereas when you're searching for images, do you want the SafeSearch filter on, off, or do you want a moderate setting? Everything's pretty much the same on both platforms, except you have the option on Android to import EXIF location data, and as I said earlier, just because you import it doesn't mean that it will automatically show, because you do have the location privacy setting above it.
- Accessing 1TB of free storage on Flickr
- Touring the Flickr app interface
- Finding friends
- Adjusting preferences and privacy settings
- Adding photos to your Flickr account: from your camera or another app
- Viewing photos and reading metadata
- Liking and commenting on images
- Joining Flickr groups
- Editing and enhancing photos
- Applying Flickr filters