Mailchimp to shut down TinyLetter in 2024

Hey, people were freaking out five years ago about how Mailchimp was for sure going to shut down email newsletter service TinyLetter. It turns out that the concern was prescient, though just a bit premature. Here we are, five years later, and now Mailchimp has just announced that it is shutting down TinyLetter at the end of February, 2024. 

Mailchimp sent the following announcement to TinyLetter users on Wednesday, November 29th:

In 2011, Mailchimp acquired a small newsletter service called TinyLetter to expand our offerings and make it easy for people to send updates, digests, and dispatches to their fans and friends. Over the years, TinyLetter took on a life of its own, and we've loved watching you share your work and build communities around your newsletters.

Since then, our business priorities have evolved, and we've been laser focused on building tools to serve marketers and help small businesses grow. The TinyLetter community's needs have changed too, with some customers moving to Mailchimp to scale and monetize their newsletters, and some moving to alternative services that cater specifically to writers. With all of that in mind, we've made the decision to close TinyLetter and focus on our core Mailchimp product.

On February 29, 2024, we will officially sunset the product and you'll no longer be able to access your TinyLetter account or letter archive. You'll still be able to log in and access your account until February 29. We know you worked hard to build your audience, so we strongly encourage you to log in before February 29 to export your subscriber list.

Here are some additional things to note:

  • We've made it easy to export your sent letters, replies, drafts, and design pages. You can visit each of those pages and click the "Export" button in the upper-right corner.
  • Your letter content will download as a CSV file with HTML—if you want to convert the HTML to text, you can use Mailchimp's HTML-to-text converter tool.
  • After February 29, any images that were uploaded to your TinyLetter account will no longer be available. If there are any images from your letters that you want to keep, you should save them to your computer or other file-saving service.
  • Your letters will continue to exist in your subscribers' email inboxes for as long as they decide to keep them. However, after February 29, links and images will no longer load, and your letter archive will be inaccessible.

We'd love for you to give Mailchimp a try. We have several plans to choose from that match your list size, and our templates make it easy to get your message in front of your audience. You can take advantage of our free plan, or you can try out one of our plans with more advanced features—free for one month for new Mailchimp users.

We know this is a busy time of year, so we want to reassure you that you can continue to use TinyLetter as normal until February 29. If you need any help, please use the support options in your TinyLetter account. In early January, we will send a reminder email, and another reminder in mid-February. Thank you for using TinyLetter, and we hope we can continue to serve you at Mailchimp.

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