As the observant Blogoscoped readers spotted, a link that once prompted users to upgrade their 250MB Picasa Web account to 6GB has recently disappeared. Could Google be getting ready to make this upgrade free?
I am not seeing the link in my account, and others have noticed this as well. Here is a blurry screen shot of what should be at the bottom of everyone's page.
There should be a "Storage" section, with some linked text saying, "Need more space? Upgrade your storage with an additional 6 gigs!" If a user clicks on the link, they would be taken to this screen which would ask for $25 in order for one to upgrade to six gigs.
Perhaps Google is moving the Picasa Web Albums upgrade over to Google Checkout as it seems to be a more "secure feature" for the search engine giant king. Perhaps they may provide unlimited storage for a fee (have it grow like Gmail).
Either way, I hope they inform the masses soon, as this is a great way to send potential clients towards Yahoo!'s Flickr.