"We weren't able to find a way to keep Twitpic independent," said Noah Everett, Founder, Twitpic. "However, I'm happy to announce that 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. Also, since Twitpic's user base consists of Twitter users, it makes sense to keep this data with Twitter."
What this means for Twitpic users:
Twitpic will no longer be taking on new photos or data (the site will be in a read-only mode)
The iOS and Android apps have been removed from the app stores and will no longer be supported
You will still be able to login to your profile to delete content or delete your account on Twitpic.com
You can still export and download your data / photo archive on Twitpic.com
"This will be my final chapter with Twitpic, and again I want to say thank you for allowing me to be a part of your photo sharing memories for nearly seven years. It has been an honour," Everett signed off.Notably, Twitpic had blamed a trademark dispute with Twitter as one of the reasons for shutting down the service after nine years.