Going back and forth between closing, then not closing, and finally closing, there had been rumors flying round that Twitter was going to buy the image and video hosting service, but that ultimately amounted to nothing. The latest twist in the story is that Twitpic and Twitter have come to an arrangement that means content that has already been uploaded is safe. For the time being, at least.
“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,” Twitpic creator Noah Everett announced Saturday in a blog post. “Twitter shares our goal of protecting our users and this data.”
The phrase “for the time being” is interesting. It could be that Twitter and Twitpic simply do not know how long the arrangement will be in place, or it may be that Twitter has plans that will be revealed at a later date. Everett says that “since Twitpic’s user base consists of Twitter users, it makes sense to keep this data with Twitter”. The blog post also explains that the iOS and Android Twitpic apps have been removed from their respective stores, and are no longer supported. The Twitpic site, having been handed over to Twitter, remains online, but only in read-only mode — it is still possible to delete content if you want. And, of course, the option to export data from your account is still available, and this is something you might want to take advantage of.
Twitpic is a famous app which lets users share videos and photos on Twitter. It was launched in 2008 as a popular third party app for the purpose of photo and video sharing on social networking website. Afterwards, the company got into a serious trademark fight with Twitter. Moreover, the app has lost its importance since Twitter launched a new and easier way of uploading images and videos.
Therefore, this new alteration will permit users to access their personal and professional data of TwitPic. Unfortunately, the social networking site would not allow users to upload any new pictures and videos on Twitpic. In short, the photo sharing website will now work as a read only site. Users can merely log in to delete, backup, and transfer their photos.
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