Flickr not working? Service down on the day free unlimited storage ends

Update (January 09):

The issue has been fixed.

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:

https://twitter.com/lavishscript/status/1082956505857576960
https://twitter.com/Jon_Cafesociety/status/1082953352143609856
https://twitter.com/leannephotog/status/1082951684765220865
https://twitter.com/topgold/status/1082951133453303808
https://twitter.com/hilde/status/1082950053335986176
https://twitter.com/ToM_BaL/status/1082954366296997889
https://twitter.com/yumem/status/1082953700434276353
https://twitter.com/ItsDatic/status/1082958015328931840

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.

However, this ongoing outage should be affecting them as well. In fact it is:

https://twitter.com/vishalcanberra/status/1082974657693786112
https://twitter.com/lighter235/status/1082977381869072384

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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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.