Sad news for people who are currently using VYou. It is being shut down. The website, which launched in October of 2010, was designed to be a place to create and respond to short videos, in a question-and-answer format. The site failed to become successful, and the company has decided to shut it down.
To be honest, the first time I heard of VYou was when my husband told me it was shutting down. He had an account there (which he said he never got around to using). He was among the users who were sent an email today that announced the impending shut down. The email started with Dearest VYou Community, giving it the tone of a break up letter – which, I suppose, is somewhat appropriate. Part of that email reads:
Now, sadly, this email comes with unfortunate news. VYou is shutting down. Keeping the website running is no longer possible.
Next Wednesday, April 3, the website will no longer allow you to record videos. On Friday, the website will come down entirely. You will be able to receive all of your videos at that time.
The email notes that the VYou team is “still together and working on awesome stuff”, so you may want to keep an eye on them to find out what they come up with. Those of you who were using VYou, and who want to download your videos from it before it is too late should visit their Support Center Easy to follow instructions are given that will walk you through the process of obtaining your videos. You can submit a request for your content any time on or after April 5, 2013.