Twitpic has just announced that it has reached an agreement with Twitter. According to the agreement, Twitpic will handover its domain and data to Twitter and Twitter will keep Twitpic photos and their links alive . However, Twitpic will stay alive in read-only mode and it will not allow new content to be uploaded.
Recently in September, Twitpic founder and CEO Noah Everett announced that Twitpic will be shutting down over copyright claims by Twitter. After the hopes of Twitpic being acquired and the service will live on, Noah once again announced that they were unable to find acquirer. In his last statement, Noah stated that Twitpic will be shutting down on 25th October.
The most recent post on Twitpic blog suggests that according to the agreement, Twitter will keep Twitpic’s data alive as Twitter shares the goal of protecting Twitpic’s users and their data.
We weren’t able to find a way to keep Twitpic independent. However, I’m happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the photos and links alive for the time being. Twitter shares our goal of protecting our users and this data. Also, since Twitpic’s user base consists of Twitter users, it makes sense to keep this data with Twitter.
It is not clear for how long Twitter will keep the data alive. Twitpic users will be able to export/download their data from Twitpic in the meantime. Users can also login and delete their content and account.
This marks end of the photo sharing platform Twitpic which has been alive since 2008 and we bid farewell to it.