Photo-sharing web site TwitPic announced that the site will be acquired by Twitter after “quite the roller coaster ride over the last few months.”
The company will be handing over the TwitPic domain and archive to Twitter so users will be able to access their old pictures, but it won’t be possible for users to upload any new photos and the mobile apps will be discontinued.
TwitPic creator Noah Everett said:
This will be my (@noaheverett) final chapter with Twitpic, and again I want to say thank you for allowing me to be a part of your photo sharing memories for nearly seven years. It has been an honor.
On September 4, TwitPic announced that it would be shutting down, before announcing that it had a potential investor who could keep it going. It then announced yet again that it would be shutting down fully on October 25 due to lack of interest, before today’s news that Twitter had acquired the domain name and photo archive.