With the coming of Instagram, it seems like no other photo sharing service has a chance any more. Which seems to hold true with the recent announcement by DailyBooththat it will be closing up shop on November 14th, allowing users to download their photos until December 31st.
After being part of the 2009 Y Combinator class, DailyBooth went on to raise $7 million, creating a way for users to share photos of themselves. Recently, in July, DailyBooth was snapped up by Airbnb.
Dailybooth users recently received a farewell notice from the service, announcing its shutdown.
The email, as transcribed by Internaut, explained that, “Keeping the website running is no longer feasible.”
The shutdown process was also outlined in the email, that stated:
“On Wednesday, November 14th, the website will no longer allow you to add new content.
“Shortly thereafter, the website will be changed allowing you to only be able to download your photos.
You’ll be able to download your photos until December 31st, 2012.
After this date all content will be permanently deleted.”
Here’s an excerpt from the email sent out to all users:
A picture a day, every day. DailyBooth was launched based on that simple idea. We never could have imagined what it would become more than three years later.
The community each one of you helped create is truly one of a kind. There have been many unforgettable memories created amongst us and none of this would have been possible without you. For that, we’re truly grateful for what you’ve helped DailyBooth become.
Regrettably, this email comes with unfortunate news. DailyBooth is shutting down. Keeping the website running is no longer feasible.
On Wednesday, November 14th, the website will no longer allow you to add new content. Shortly thereafter, the website will be changed allowing you to only be able to download your photos. You’ll be able to download your photos until December 31st, 2012. After this date all content will be permanently deleted.
We can’t thank you enough for everything.
To download your photos, follow the steps below:
1. Visit http://dailybooth.com/export from your computer.
2. Log into your account.
3. Click the “Create Archive” button.
4. Once your archive has finished being created, click the “download” link.
The DailyBooth Team.
Do you still use DailyBooth or have you moved over to Instagram or another photo sharing service? let us know in the comments below! and of course we had to put an offer in to buy DailyBooth.