Why do we use the word “was?” Because Photovine is already being shut down, along with a photo sharing app called Pool Party which hasn’t even launched yet. The company behind the two apps – Slide – is shutting down too. It’s a pretty significant change up for Google.
One of the biggest reasons for this is the social media site known as Google+. The company says that these photo sharing services compete directly with Google+. What’s more, they don’t compete favorably – Google+ seems to do it all better.