The company would have thought the battle against Twitter but lacked the money to fight Twitter in court. Last month Twitpic announced the forced shutdown that would have meant also that all existing image uploads will be deleted forever. Two weeks later after the initial announcement the company announced it was saved by an acquisition. It refused however to release more details, only to later announce the deal fell through.
Now, when everything was expected to go up in smoke, Twitpic founder Noah Everett declared the following: “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.”
The most popular way to share photos on Twitter will no longer be available. Twitter, who didn’t offer a way for users to upload images until recent years, now has its own system for this. After this acquisition Twitpic and after nearly 7 years of success Twitpic will enter a read-only mode.