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sfogliatelle
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Flickr gives free Pro trial to users after Instagram outcry

Free three months Pro usage includes unlimited uploads

Photo sharing site Flickr is offering its free users an upgraded membership at no charge. Messages sent to users under the subject line "Merry Flickr" state that users will have three months of access to Flickr Pro automatically, and comes shortly after Instagram caused a public outcry by altering its terms of service.

Users will be able to view their entire photo library instead of the last 200 images, can upload unlimited numbers of photos, can download originally-uploaded high-resolution photos, and also upload and play unlimited HD videos to the service. The upgrade requires users to click a banner on the website or within the mobile app, and does not require anyone to discontinue the offer before it runs out on the 22nd of March. Accounts will automatically revert back to their original status, though users can pay $7 per quarter to continue their Pro membership.

The timing of the offer appears to capitalize on the user uprising on Instagram, caused by a change to its terms of service. Originally, Instagram changed the document to allow for the potential sale of images stored on the site with no compensation offered to the user, a change that has since been reverted back to what it was before. Flickr, on the other hand, has a program run in conjunction with Getty Images, allowing its users to receive payment for images sold through the stock photography company.



donoreo
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Flickr also had good timing releasing their vastly improved iOS app this week.



KittyMom
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reply to sfogliatelle

Flickr also gave existing Pro users an additional 3 months tacked on to their current membership for free.
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»www.flickr.com/photos/37153430@N03/



donoreo
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said by KittyMom:

Flickr also gave existing Pro users an additional 3 months tacked on to their current membership for free.

I got that email, but my date has not adjusted.


KittyMom
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I clicked on a banner on my home page and immediately got a notice that my Pro membership was extended. A little while later I got a Flickr mail confirming the extension. Maybe yours will show up in a bit?
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»www.flickr.com/photos/37153430@N03/



darcilicious
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reply to donoreo

It does seem wonky. My account page says one date (the current renewal date) and the "Flickr mail" message says another date (slightly less than one month later than the account page).

But after reading the stupidly long thread about this on their support site, this seems to be the case:

If you are a paid Pro member NOT enrolled in an auto-renewal, your Pro expiration date will be extended by 3 months. If you are enrolled in an auto-renewal billing plan, the gift will be applied to your account on your next billing date.

So when I renew (I have annual auto-renewal setup), my new renewal date will be three months later. I think. (The date in the message I received, March 21, seems to be a common typo that other users have reported in said thread as well).

I guess it's the thought that counts?
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donoreo
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That makes sense.

I bet this idea came right from the top. Marissa Mayer seems pretty smart. Not bad looking either



pcdebb
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reply to donoreo

said by donoreo:

said by KittyMom:

Flickr also gave existing Pro users an additional 3 months tacked on to their current membership for free.

I got that email, but my date has not adjusted.

i got neither

i just logged on and saw the banner, got 3 months added
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No_Strings
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No love here, either. No email, no banner, no change in expiration date. I'll wait patiently for Santa to show up.



darcilicious
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This might work: »www.flickr.com/holidaygift



No_Strings
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You rock. Thanks.



darcilicious
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No problem, glad it worked



Jodokast96
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reply to donoreo

said by donoreo:

That makes sense.

I bet this idea came right from the top. Marissa Mayer seems pretty smart. Not bad looking either

I bet you are quite right. Leo Laporte was just saying this week that she seems very much into art and photography and believes she will really do a lot with Flickr.