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.
FAQs for group members
(Group Admins and Moderators can find additional information here.)
What are sticky topics?
A sticky topic is a group discussion that stays at the top of the list.
Why can’t I join a group?
- You already belong to 5,000 groups.
- You did not accept the group rules.
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 your 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.
Note: The group admin can set any safe photo submitted to the Group Pool as the Group Cover Photo.
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 3-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 admin, you can leave the group, then join the group again (see ‘Learn the basics' above). You will now be the newest member of the group. If there are any other members, they will be promoted to Admin before you are.