Yahoo has introduced support for video to its photo sharing site Flickr.

Yahoo wants users to start sharing videos captured by cameras, camcorders and camera phones, as well as photos. The company is offering Pro members the opportunity to share such media, but they can be watched by any Flickr user. Video can be up to 90 seconds long, and no more than 150MB in size.

Users can upload videos directly from mobile phones, and integrate videos and photos into a stream.

There is also an API for third-party developers to create programs or services using authorized video submitted to Flickr.

Over 40 per cent of consumers between 18 and 44 are capturing personal video clips with their digital cameras, but they are not taking advantage of the web to share their video.

Fifty-five per cent of respondents to a survey commissioned by Yahoo said they merely play back video clips for their friends on their camera device or computer, and 20 per cent don't share these clips at all.