TwitPic – a website and an application that allowed its users to post pictures on Twitter has now become a part of Micro Blogging Giant itself. Following the acquisition, Twitpic will no longer accept photos or data however Twitter will maintain the Twitpic’s domain name and the photo archive.
Founded back in 2008 by Noah Everett, the service received a 10 Million US Dollar offer which he declined. Owing to Trademark infringement threats by Twitter on September 4, 2014 the service almost shut down. Latest announcement from TwitPic confirms the takeover. The iOS and Android apps have been removed from the apps stores. Users can still login to the profile and Delete content or account or export and download the Data.
Noah Everett announcement on the TwitPic – Twitter Acquisition.
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.