Twitter Keeps Twitpic Alive

Just a few weeks ago it seemed that the Twitpic saga had come to an end. The famous service was fighting between closing and not closing, but now it seems that new rumors reveal that Twitter decided to buy the domain, the image and video hosting service. So, it is rumored that Twitpic and Twitter have come to an agreement and the content is going to be saved.

Noah Everett, Twitpic creator, announced on Saturday that “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.”

This means that Twitter saved millions of videos and images that were sorted to disappear when Twitpic was scheduled to shut down. Consequently, users will be able to continue accessing their videos and photos, although it is not sure for now how long they will be able to use their accounts. Probably, Twitter will have other plans with Twitpic and they will announce them at a later date. 

For now, the site is in a read-only mode and this means that you are not able to take new photos and data. Still, if you want, you are able to login to your profile and delete the account or other data that you may have on it. In other words, the site is still dead, but your videos and photos continue to exist and you can still download your data.

Twitpic is known as a famous app which allows users to share photos and videos on Twitter. It was launched in 2008 and became an important site for those who wanted to share content on the social network website. After a while, Twitpic got into a serious trademark fight with Twitter. Unfortunately, the app started to lose popularity after Twitter decided to launch a new way of uploading videos and images.

Twitpic had the longest goodbye ever. However, there are rumors that say that this was Everett’s plan all along. In a way, he forced Twitter to buy Twitpic. In the end, it looks like everyone had to win something. Noah Everett sold Twitpic, Twitter managed to get rid of a website too similar to its own and users don’t have to worry about their videos and photos disappearing.

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