If you were a user of Flickr, the photography social network that was initially part of the Yahoo network, you probably know that one of the best features they offered was the ability to privately store up to 1 TB of photo and video files in maximum quality, which made it a rival to platforms such as Google Photos, or even iCloud.
However, times have changed, and now they have decided that it does not pay them financially to store that much data in exchange for a bit of advertising in mobile applications and on the web, so sadly, apparently have decided to completely remove this feature.
Flickr no longer offers 1 TB of free storage
As we have learned, recently in a new Press release they have announced that they will no longer offer this terabyte for free to usersInstead, in free accounts, what will be offered will be the possibility of storing up to 1.000 different photo and video files, regardless of their size:
This means that we no longer offer a free terabyte of storage. Unfortunately, "free" services are rarely really free to users. Users pay with their data or with their time, and we prefer to offer a service that is truly transparent.
Also, if you were a user of this platform, and you had more than 1.000 files stored, you will have until next January 8, 2019 to either download a copy of all your files and keep them locally, or store them in another provider, or to increase your account to a paid one, since also from that day no user will be able to upload more than 1.000 photos and videos to your account.
In addition, in order to improve sales, until next November 30, You can get a 30% discount when hiring the Pro version, staying at just over 30 euros a year, to which by the way they have also added new features:
- They have completely removed advertising
- Advanced statistics
- Expert first-hand technical support
- Possibility of storing and viewing photos in 5K resolution
- Videos up to 10 minutes long
- More discounts on third-party sites, like Adobe