Popular photo and video sharing website Flickr is giving away 3 months of pro service to its current subscribers. The Yahoo owned site looks to be capitalizing on the recent fiasco over at Instagram and wants to reward its loyal subscribers.
There’s really no strings attached to this free service other than the fact that it will expire 3 months after you have availed of it. There’s no information on how long this offer is going to last. Once you have switched your account to the pro version you will be getting more features such as the ones listed below.
- Unlimited uploads (up to 50 MB per photo)
- Unlimited viewing of your entire photo library
- Post photos in up to 60 groups
- Download your original, high-resolution photos whenever you need them
- Upload and play unlimited HD videos
For comparison, here is what you are getting with the free Flickr account.
- Upload 300MB every month (30MB per photo)
- View only your 200 most recent photos
- Post photos in up to 10 groups
- Download smaller, resized images of your original photos
- Upload up to 2 videos per month
Once your free 3 months pro service is over you can choose to continue the service by subscribing to it. It really doesn’t cost that much and you’re provided with three options to suite your budget. There’s the 3 month plan for $6.95, a 1 year plan for $24.95 and a 2 year plan for $44.95.
Flickr was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and was acquired a year later by Yahoo. The service currently has 51 million registered users. There are currently more than 6 billion photos hosted in the site with this number increasing steadily.
If you have been thinking about upgrading your account then now is a great time to try it since you can do it for free.