Discontinuation of Flickr Uploader for BlackBerry smartphones

Article ID: KB25715

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 04-19-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 7 OS and earlier Applications
  • BlackBerry® smartphones
  • Flickr™ Uploader for BlackBerry® smartphones

As of March 1st, 2011, BlackBerry smartphone users will not be able to download or use the Flickr Uploader for BlackBerry smartphones to wirelessly upload images from a BlackBerry smartphone to a Flickr account.

Users may receive the following message when attempting to upload a photo:

Request Failed. Please try again later

To continue uploading your favorite photos to a Flickr account after March 1st, 2011, visit the Flickr mobile site using your BlackBerry Browser*:


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To remove the Flickr application from the BlackBerry smartphone, complete the following steps:

  1. On the BlackBerry smartphone, go to Options.
  2. Complete the appropriate steps for the version of BlackBerry Device Software:
    • If the smartphone is using BlackBerry Device Software 4.1 to 4.7, go to Options > Advanced Options > Applications
    • If the smartphone is using BlackBerry Device Software 5.0, go to Options > Applications > then select Third Party
    • If the smartphone is using BlackBerry Device Software 6.0, go to Options > Device > Application Management
  3. Highlight the Flickr application, press the Menu key and select Delete.

Note:  Data charges may apply.  Always check with your wireless service provider.


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