I woke up on January first to find My YouPic account deleted without prior warning. No notice whatsoever. Without giving me a reason for it. Years of work down the drain. And YouPic? It seems they won’t care less about users like me. They don’t respond to email. They won’t respond on Twitter. Tried to contact them on Facebook, but I have no hope they will respond. Their Facebook page seems to be ‘dead as can be’.
— update: after posting this article, sharing it on Twitter and Facebook, I got an email from YouPic. The account has been restored.
All pictures I was having on it, as well as all connections (followers, following) are now lost. I was having an account at YouPic since 2018. I carefully selected pictures to post there. For all pictures I included detailed information about the animals, buildings or events I was posting pictures of. A lot of time spent down the drain.
YouPic account deleted, but why?
All work I posted there has been deleted without prior warning and without communicating a reason for it. For now I suggest: stay away from YouPic. They don’t respond to emails, messages trough Twitter. I’ve given it a try trough Facebook chat, but have no hope for the account to be restored. I cannot find out why my YouPic account got deleted. There simply is no reason given. When I try to logon using my Facebook-login, it creates a new account for me (with a number after my name). Somehow, their system knows I was once there so it seems..
I’m happy I am not depending on YouPic for my online portfolio since that is posted on https://erbeefoto.nl/. But it’s sad they simply destroyed an account without warning that many people seemed to enjoy – since I was having hundreds of followers and received a lot of positive feedback.
“But”, you could say, “You were using it for free, why complain?”. That’s the issue. I wasn’t using it for free. I was given a service in exchange for my time and offering them free content: my pictures. They sell adds on their site. I am one of the many providing them free content so they can sell adds and services.