Ibibo is a famous social networking site which has lost its popularity in the past few years with the advent of other competitors. Ibibo provides many services under a single umbrella. Ibibo was founded Aashish Kashyap in 2007. He created this site after quitting his position of Head of Sales and Operations at Google. Ibibo is having an active user base of around 4 Million. And now, Ibibo Photos Shutting Down this month.
Ibibo users received the following mail today:
Please be informed that ibibo Photos is being discontinued w.e.f. 30 April 2012. You are advised to backup or move your data.We hope to see you and your friends playing a lot of exciting online games on ibibo.
It is known that what made the company to make this move to shut down its Photos. Probably this might be because of the strong competition in the Photo world. Recently Facebook decided to acquire Instagram, and this would a pretty bad news for Ibibo. Both Facebook and Instagram are already popular and it is sure that Ibibo Photos will be hidden in the Instagram flame.
The shutting down of Ibibo Photos gives out a clue – that the company is going to concentrate on its other ventures. Recently Ibibo has been imitating many websites and was including many features in the site. And the arrival of Google Plus and many other social networks made Ibibo’s condition worse. But the website still survives through its Gaming Network.
It could mean that Ibibo is planning to concentrate only on Gaming field rather than dividing its user base on a large variety of services. So you can expect more shutting down of Ibibo ventures in future. Ibibo is India’s largest gaming network, and the company is slowly starting to loose its grab on gaming field. However, the reason has not been revealed yet. I don’t think ‘Ibibo Photos Shutting Down’ can’t make any problems to its current users. Back your photos up and find some new place to share your data.