In a recent turn of events, Twitpic has announced that it has come to terms with Twitter to allow Twitpic links and photos to remain active for the time being, handing control of the photos to Twitter. This doesn’t change the fact that Twitpic will indeed be shutting down on the 25th of October after almost seven years of operation. The details of the agreement revealed that Twitpic will no longer accept any new photos and will exist in a read-only mode. Twitpic’s iOS and Android apps have been removed from their respective stores but users will find that they’re still able to log in, delete content and also to export/download data until Twitpic is shut down. Users who visit Twitpic’s website will be greeted with a link that directs the user to their blog detailing the course of events that lead up to Twitpic’s eventual cease of services.
Although Twitpic’s cease of service comes to a disappointment to many, other photo-sharing websites such as Flickr, TwitrPix and yfrog also allow users to upload photos on Twitter.