Twitter is all set to acquire the photo archive and domain of Twitpic.
Last month, the executives of image sharing website proclaimed that they will soon shut down the site due to a trademark dispute with Twitter. Furthermore, Twitpic has declared a particular shutdown date so that people can transfer their data to other sites.The company has already removed the Android app and iOS of Twitpic from both App Store and Google Play.
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.
Noah Everett, founder of Twitpic expressed that he feels happy to make this announcement since it will protect the photos and videos of their customers. However, the CEO has used the phrase “time being access” when he talked about this agreement.
On the other hand, the spokesman of Twitter refused to make any comment on this matter.