Twitter Acquires Picture Sharing Site Twitpic

By Vivek

TwitPic was a website and app that allowed users to post pictures to the Twitter microblogging site has been taken over by Twitter.

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Twitpic was in fact searching for a some kind of deal after it announced in early September that it would be shutting down amid the threat of a trademark infringement suit from Twitter. The company had announced that it would be shutting down fully on October 25 due to lack of interest.

Twitter Acquires Picture Sharing Site Twitpic


Anywyas, now those who were TwitPic users, here are certain things that you should know. The micro blogging site will maintain Twitpic's domain and photo archive, here on. Following the acquisition, Twitpic will no longer accept new photos or data. Moreover, its application has also been removed from the Google Play and Apple App stores. Users can still login to their profile to delete content or account and they can also export and download their data / photo archive on

Twitpic creator Noah Everett via a blog post said, "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."

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The blog post further writes; that the Twitpic will no longer be taking on new photos or data (the site will be in a read-only mode); The iOS and Android apps have been removed from the app stores and will no longer be supported; You will still be able to login to your profile to delete content or delete your account on; You can still export and download your data / photo archive on; and Twitpic did not return requests for comment.


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