Monday, November 05, 2018

Important updates to your Flickr account.

This is an important service email we're required to send to all Flickr members because the terms and conditions of your membership are changing.

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Let's be candid. The strength of Flickr has always been you.

Flickr at its best is a place to connect, to discover, and to evolve as photographers and lovers of photography. This is the world's largest photographer-focused community. Together, this newly independent community can shape the future of photography itself.

Today we are announcing important updates to our Free and Pro account offerings to better align Flickr with its mission.


Free accounts will soon be limited to 1,000 photos or videos. Flickr isn't Flickr without the contributions and participation of our free members, and we remain committed to a vibrant, free offering.

Flickr Pro is better than ever, and at less than half the cost of Apple, Amazon, or Google, it's the best deal in photography—hands down. In addition to the unmatched community you love, Pros get these perks:

  • Unlimited Storage. The only limit is your imagination. All Pros may now upload as many photos as you can take, always at full resolution.
  • Ad-Free Browsing. Focus on what matters with a fully ad-free Flickr experience for you and your visitors.
  • Advanced Stats. See which of your photos are trending now, and which have performed the best over the life of your Flickr Pro account.

Plus all these great new Pro-only features:

  • Premier Product Support. Skip the line. Flickr Pros now receive priority assistance from our new world-class support team. Available now.
  • More Partner Discounts. Save on photography essentials. Discounts on Creative Cloud from Adobe, 50% off a custom portfolio site on SmugMug, gear from Peak Design, and more. Coming November.
  • Advanced Stats on Mobile. Stats in your pocket. All the photo stats you know and love, available in the app. Coming November.
  • Increased Exposure. All Pro members as of January 1, 2019, are eligible for priority exposure in the next iteration of Explore. Coming early 2019.
  • New 5K Photo Display Option. Look your best. Your images are beautifully optimized for any screen, from smartphone to jumbotron. Pro images display at resolutions up to 5K. Coming early 2019.
  • 10 Minute Videos. More time to tell your story. Play back videos for up to 10 minutes, increased from 3. Coming early 2019.

If you are a free member with more than 1,000 photos or videos, you will have ample time to upgrade to Pro (for 30% off your first year) or download your photos and videos.*

*Free members with more than 1,000 photos or videos uploaded to Flickr will no longer be able to upload new content after Tuesday, January 8, 2019 unless they upgrade to Pro. After February 5, 2019, free accounts that contain over 1,000 photos or videos will have content deleted -- starting from oldest to newest date uploaded -- to meet the new limit. Members may always choose to download content over the limit at any time prior to these dates.

New Simple Login! Coming in January, there will be no need for a Yahoo account to use Flickr.

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From the start, Flickr has been an act of co-creation. Today marks a new beginning. Together, let's create the future of photography.