Flickr groups are a great place to share your ideas and photos with other like-minded members and, who knows, you might make some friends! Here's what you need to get familiar with Flickr groups.
Learn the basics
- Join a group
- Invite your friends to a group
- Add or remove photos in a group
- Post or reply to a discussion with text or images
- Leave a group
Start your own group
For further guidance, check out our ‘Flickr FAQ: Using Groups for Desktop’ video here.
What are sticky topics?
A sticky topic is a group discussion that stays at the top of the list.
- Admins and moderators set topics as "sticky" by clicking Make topic sticky on a discussion.
- Only 20 topics can be sticky at a time.
- Sticky topics are ordered by most recent first.
How can I translate my group into other languages?
Admins can do the following from their group page.
- Click Administration.
- Click Name / URL / Description.
- On the left, click Add.
- Enter your translated info.
- Click Save this.
Why can’t I submit my photo/video to a group?
- You may have met the limit of groups your photo or video can be added to.
- Group admins can define rules for what photos are allowed, like certain safety levels or geotags.
- If you're unsure why your photo or video wasn't allowed, contact your group admin.
Who can see photos in a group pool?
Adding a photo to a group pool allows any group member to view your photo and add notes, tags, and comments, regardless of the photo's privacy setting, or you settings regarding who can comment.
Your photo retains the privacy settings you set for anyone who isn't a group member. It also stays in your Photostream, available to everyone who can view it.
How do I pin certain groups?
When you pin a group, you’ll see more activity from that group in your Activity Feed. You’ll also get notifications when group members create new discussion topics.
- Click on the three dots that are next to the group you would like to pin, on your groups page.
- Select pin to top of page from the drop down menu
- The group will then belong to the Pinned groups at the top of your groups list.
I'm suddenly the admin of a group I didn't create. What's up with that?
There are two ways you might become a group admin
- You can be promoted, or
- If you are in a group with a single admin and the original admin leaves, the next longest-serving member in the group is promoted automatically. If that's you, you're it!
If you don't want to be the group administrator, you can leave the group, then re-join as a member (see the 'basics' above to learn how).