Twitpic, launched in 2008 has been a a great image sharing service for Twitter users, allowing them to upload their pics and videos, and easily share the links on Twitter. As Twitter made uploading media easier over the years, Twitpic became less relevant, however any Twitter user is used to seeing Twitpic media on a daily basis. However due to a legal dispute with Twitter over the service’s trademark, Twitpic announced in early September that they would be closing down.
But it quickly seemed like all was not lost. Twitpic announced that they were being acquired by a mystery buyer, and would remain in operation. But now, it appears that has fallen through as well.
It’s with a heavy heart that I announce again that Twitpic will be shutting down on October 25. We worked through a handful of potential acquirers and exhausted all potential options. We were almost certain we had found a new home for Twitpic (hence our previous tweet), but agreeable terms could not be met. Normally we wouldn’t announce something like that prematurely but we were hoping to let our users know as soon as possible that Twitpic was living on.
I’m sincerely sorry (and embarrassed) for the circumstances leading up to this, from our initial shutdown announcement to an acquisition false alarm.
-Noah Everett, Twitpic founder
Users have until October 25th to export their media before the service goes offline.