Imgur Pro is a way to upload more images to your account, reduce image compression, and keep tabs on who your 100 top referrers happen to be. It also removes ads. Now, to celebrate the site's sixth year, Imgur Pro is going away, and most of its perks are going out to users for free (just say bye-bye to that ad-free part).
The image sharing site's upgrade page has already disappeared.
Now looks like this.
Imgur Pro previously cost users somewhere between $2.95 a month and $24 a year. Now the site is transitioning entirely to an ad-supported model. This means the ad-free part of pro accounts is going away, and one small display ad will be shown on each page. Users who were paying to remove ads won't have one show up on their page until their paid time expires.
This news is going out to current Imgur Pro subscribers in an email. Anyone who made a payment within the previous 30 days will get an automatic refund via PayPal or Google Wallet sometime today.
Dear Imgur Pro Subscriber,
Today, we celebrate Imgur’s sixth year, and what an amazing six years it has been! What began as a simple image uploading service has transformed into a community of the Internet’s most dynamic visual storytellers. Imgur has become the best place to explore, share, and discuss the Internet’s images--and we couldn’t have done it without your support and loyalty.
That’s why, on our birthday, we’ve decided that you’re the one who deserves a gift. We’re phasing out Pro subscriptions...and making the Pro features completely free for every Imgur user!
You can now store unlimited uploads in your Imgur account with multiple thumbnail options and complete image analytics and referrer data. The only difference is that now it’s free.
One thing to mention--one small display ad per page will now be shown. Since you’ve been used to sharing your albums ad-free, we’re keeping the ads turned off through your originally paid time so you have time to let your viewers know about the change.
If you’ve made a payment within the last 30 days, that payment will be automatically refunded to you via PayPal or Google Wallet today. If you have any questions at all about your account status, please feel free to contact our support team, and we’ll make sure it gets sorted out.
We can’t thank you enough for supporting us through Imgur Pro, and we’re looking forward to many more years of uniting the universe through images with you.
Enjoy the free stuff!
Imgur Founder & CEO