Twitpic is shutting down after all.
The Twitter-integrated photo-sharing service founded by Noah Everett in 2008 was first announced to wind down by Sept. 25. Then, it was said to have been saved from its imminent demise by an ostensible acquisition.
Alas, as it turns out, Twitpic’s shutdown has been given a respite of just one month.
As announced by Everett:
It’s with a heavy heart that I announce again that Twitpic will be shutting down on October 25th. We worked through a handful of potential acquirers and exhausted all potential options. We were almost certain we had found a new home for Twitpic (hence our previous tweet), but agreeable terms could not be met. Normally we wouldn’t announce something like that prematurely but we were hoping to let our users know as soon as possible that Twitpic was living on.
It's with a heavy heart that we re-announce that Twitpic will be shutting down again. More details on our blog http://t.co/LCH7ZTQJHe
— TwitPic (@TwitPic) October 16, 2014
Everett adds that he’s “sincerely sorry (and embarrassed)” for the roller coaster of announcements regarding Twitpic’s shutdown.
Twitpic’s termination was first announced after Twitter supposedly threatened denial of access to the company’s API if the photo-sharing service didn’t give up its trademark.
Ahead of the scheduled shutdown on Oct. 25, you can download your data, photos, and videos from Twitpic by going to twitpic.com/account/settings.