The TwitPic or was being widely used, but the announcement of its closure earlier this month took everyone by surprise. If you are among the active members of the tool or simply feared losing images guard there, do not worry: the service will no longer be discontinued.
The information was given yesterday afternoon (18) by TwitPic itself in a tweet that was later Retweeted by Noah Everett, founder of the company.
WE’RE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE WE’VE BEEN ACQUIRED AND TWITPIC WILL LIVE ON! WE WILL POST MORE DETAILS WE CAN DISCLOSE THE THEM
– TWITPIC (@TWITPIC) SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
In free translation, the message reads as follows:
“We are happy to announce that we acquired and TwitPic will continue to exist! We will give more details so we can announce them.”
In other words, a mysterious buyer appeared and saved the TwitPic. The service will not close more on the 25th, as had been reported.
Because the message is, to date, the only information available on the acquisition, you do not know the business values and what the conditions involved.
Sure it is that the new owner will have to face great challenges. According to Everett, the closing decision was made due to the pressures of Twitter, that would have required the company to divest itself of its brand. How will this issue going forward?
It is also necessary to consider that TwitPic is generating little revenue, hardly made progress in recent months and has lost many users after the Twitter implemented its own image publishing system.
It remains to wait for the promised official announcement to know these details and of course make sure that the purchase information is not misleading.