Flickr not working? Service down on the day free unlimited storage ends
Update (January 09):
The issue has been fixed.
@piepasq Thanks for reaching out – there was a bit of a Panda takeover on Flickr for awhile, but our engineering team was on it, and was able to roll out a fix. At this time, it appears as though the Panda's have been tamed, and all is well again!
— Flickr Help (@FlickrHelp) January 9, 2019
Original story follows:
It’s THE DAY, when Flickr ends the free unlimited image storage. Yes, you aren’t allowed to keep more than 1,000 pics – all others will be hidden and eventually deleted.
This has been in the public domain since November last year, but looks like users have rushed to save their images on the last day. Reason being, we are seeing reports that Flickr is down or not working for many.
Take a look at some of these reports:
— 🐼🇿🇦 lavishscript.co.ke🇨🇦🐼wechat:lavishscript (@lavishscript) January 9, 2019
— Jon Robson (@Jon_Cafesociety) January 9, 2019
— Leanne Boulton (@leannephotog) January 9, 2019
The mobile app works fine but laptop service is borked. Now I wonder if I get more views via the app or the browser.
— Bernie Goldbach (@topgold) January 9, 2019
— ヒルデコ (@hilde) January 9, 2019
@Flickr is down again, maybe they could make some improvements with all the extra income they're generating!
— Tom Balson (@ToM_BaL) January 9, 2019
— 高木淳彦 (@yumem) January 9, 2019
Flickr seems to basically be down all around the world right now https://t.co/KxBsdTH1uS I guess you can try again in some hour/hours. :/
— Daniel Datic (@ItsDatic) January 9, 2019
While the company has acknowledged they are aware of the issue and are working to fix it, there’s not ETA for the fix at the moment.
It’s worth mentioning that Pro users aren’t affected by this free storage related change, so they shouldn’t be worried.
@StOnSoftware a follow-up email was sent to Pro users apologizing for the error on 01/04/19, explaining that, as a Pro user, you're not at risk for having your photos removed. Your card will be automatically updated, even if expired. Learn more here: https://t.co/ZbJJ9b1O44
— Flickr Help (@FlickrHelp) January 8, 2019
However, this ongoing outage should be affecting them as well. In fact it is:
i also have a pro account and this outage is affecting my business. This is highly unprofessional.
— Vishal Pandey (@vishalcanberra) January 9, 2019
Apparently I paid for @Flickr Pro account to get 6-hours down-time…
— 雷太 (@lighter235) January 9, 2019
If you are affected by this service interruption, rest assured we are keeping an active tab and will update the story as and when there’s any news worthy development on the matter. Until then, let us know your Flickr experience in the comments section below.
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