Photo-hosting platform Flickr has launched a new extension for Chrome that serves up a fresh photo each time you open a new tab in Google’s browser.
Flickr Tab is simple but does bring a little extra pizzazz to new tabs, and you can also click on a photo to view it directly on Flickr, and peruse more images from the user. The Yahoo-owned company is emulating a recent launch from Google itself, when the Internet giant introduced the Google Art Project extension, which serves up a classic piece of art every time you open a new tab.
Yahoo has experienced something of a rejuvenation since Marissa Mayer took over at the helm almost three years ago. While acquisitions have played a significant part of this, Mayer has also been focused on breathing new life into its existing products — this includes Flickr.
With the relaunch of its weather app back in 2013, Yahoo pulled on photos from the Flickr community to help bring the app to life, surfacing weather-related snaps relevant to the conditions where each individual user is. The first ever Flickr app for iPad launched last year too, which was a long time coming.
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