A month or so after telling the world Twitpic would be shutting down, then backtracking and saying it had found an acquirer, Twitpic has reversed its position once again. The photo sharing service, which was one of the first initial ways to share photos on Twitter, is closing its doors after all. Acquisition talks fell through.
Twitpic’s service let people share their photos and videos on Twitter, but it became less relevant over the years as Twitter made it easier to upload photos directly.
Founder Noah Everett said in a blog post:
“It’s with a heavy heart that I announce again that Twitpic will be shutting down on October 25th. 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.”
Twitpic’s export tool will let users salvage their memories, or at least their last 5000 uploaded photos. Scrolling through your earliest Twitpics will probably make you nostalgic / ashamed.