Now, you might be asking, “Is Etsy about to dip its toe into the photo sharing business?” The answer, according to Etsy creative director Randy Hunt, is no:
We and the Mixel team are committed to doing right by their community though, so Mixel users will still be able to download past collages, make new ones and share them on Facebook, Twitter and other beloved social networks.
Did you notice the absence of the Mixel social network in that statement? Well, there’s a reason it’s not mentioned. Simply put, the Mixel social network is no more.
You see, coinciding with the announcement of the acquisition, an update was issued to Mixel. Most notably, the update, which brings the app to version 2.0, removes Mixel’s proprietary social network.
But you can still, of course, share your Mixel creations on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other photo sharing services.
Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later and boasting a new interface, Mixel 2.0 is available now in the App Store. Existing users can get it as a free update, while new users can download it for $1.99.
Mixel 2.0 also features a new square format, new collage themes, and support for adding album covers from the Music app.