The once popular image sharing on Twitter service will now shut down on coming 25th of this month after Twitter issued a notice of Trademark infringement against TwitPic earlier this year. TwitPic, started in 2008 and trademarked in 2009 gained popularity among the tweetpies in early days of Twitter when there was no photo sharing feature in the Twitter by default.
TwitPic has made the official announcement on their blog explaining the whole issue. Noah Everett, the founder of TwitPic has decided to take the service down saying that they don’t have resources to fight against the big giant like Twitter.
According to the TwitPic blogpost, “Twitter contacted our legal demanding that we abandon our trademark application or risk losing access to their API. This came as a shock to us since Twitpic has been around since early 2008, and our trademark application has been in the USPTO since 2009.”
“Unfortunately we do not have the resources to fend off a large company like Twitter to maintain our mark which we believe whole heartedly is rightfully ours. Therefore, we have decided to shut down Twitpic.”
TwitPic was technically dead after Twitter introduced the feature of uploading pictures in tweets few years ago, but this news has finally nailed the last nail in coffin of once widely used service.