Gfycat gets knocked down. That’s what the GIF hosting platform announced it will be closed soon(opens in a new tab)whose entire archive of funny GIFs and memes will be gone in just under two months, on September 1st.
“The Gfycat service will be discontinued,” reads a note above Gfycat’s website(opens in a new tab). “Please save or delete your Gfycat content by clicking https://www.gfycat.com(opens in a new tab) and log in to your account. After September 1st, 2023 all Gfycat content and data will be deleted gfycat.com(opens in a new tab).”
Mashable has contacted Gfycat and its parent company Snap for comment.
Image credit: Mashable screenshot: Gfycat
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While this is official confirmation that Gfycat will soon be hunting mice in the sky, the platform’s sad, slow descent has been evident for some time.
Users have reported numerous issues with the website over the past few months, including GIFs cannot be uploaded(opens in a new tab)longer downtime and Silence from his team(opens in a new tab) — Assuming there is one more(opens in a new tab). Gfycat was down for five days its safety certificates expired in May(opens in a new tab)which is an extremely strong indicator that nobody has cared about the platform.