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The Game Ends Here: Twitter Acquires TwiPic’s Photo Archive


TwitPic CEO announced that it has reached a deal with Twitter for providing its domain and photo archive. The links and photos of the TwitPic users will remain for sometime while users can login to their accounts to delete the account or images.twitpic

The photo-sharing service has earlier allowed users to export their photos from the service till the shutdown date today. Noah Everett, TwitPic founder stated that the links and photos will be kept alive for “the time being”. However, users will not be able to any new photos or share links while the official TwitPic app has been removed  from Android and iOS app stores. The founder mentioned that he was happy about reaching an agreement with Twitter.

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Noah Everett, TwitPic founder, said in a blog post:

“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.”

Everett stated that since the user base consisted of Twitter users it made sense for giving the data to the company. Earlier, TwitPic announced that it would shut down on October 25, but the founder tweeted on Sep. 18 that the company would remain in business. Later, the company announced its shutdown after its acquisition by startups and exhausting all potential options.

TwitPic was launched in 2008, emerged as a popular third-party service for photo-sharing on social-networking and later entered into a trademark battle with Twitter which led to its decision to shut down. The new deal will provide Twitter the access to Twitpic domain, photos and links of users, which remained with a third-party service. The founder added that it this would the “final chapter” with TwitPic and thanked users for their patience that has been quite the roller coaster ride.

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