In the past 18 months, we’ve loved seeing the creative ways that our community uses Evertoon to make videos. From animated fan fiction to celebrity satire to music videos, it is a surprise each week.

We created Evertoon in order to democratize storytelling. We noticed the advent of #OscarsSoWhite and saw how people feel pressured from social networks to be increasingly photogenic. Our mission is to use animation to enable video creation for anyone with stories to tell, regardless of their looks, race, or age. It has been wonderful seeing this come to fruition in our diverse community.

Through the course of our company, we learned a great deal about building community and social experiences. We’ve gotten to know other companies who would derive great value from this. Today we’d like to share with you that Niantic has acquired the Evertoon team. We will be adding a social platform to Niantic’s amazing roster of games, including Pokémon GO, Ingress, and future titles. We’ll also be contributing engineering leadership experience. Niantic’s games are unique in bringing people together in the real world, and we’re excited to weave our expertise into them.

Looking toward the future, in order to focus, we’ll be putting Evertoon into offline-mode as of November 30, 2017. If you download the latest version of the iOS Evertoon app from the App Store, you will be able to use offline-mode to continue making animated videos on your phone. As of November 30, 2017, we’ll be removing access to the community component of the product, and older versions of Evertoon will no longer work. Please make sure you update your app and download your videos and avatars before that time.

As a thank-you, we recently released 60 new animations and 13 clothing items. We hope you enjoy using these in your future videos.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being on this journey with us.


FAQ

What happens to the videos I already shared to the Evertoon feed?

As of November 30th, 2017, you will no longer be able to access your videos from the Evertoon feed. If you want to keep a copy of your videos, you will need to download them to your device Camera Roll according to the following instructions:

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your account, then go to your Profile page.
  2. Click the '...' button on the video you want to download, then click Download Video.
  3. You will see a success message once the video has been downloaded. This can take a few seconds depending on your internet connection speed. The video is now available in your device Camera Roll. 🎉
Can I still make videos?

If you download version 3.0, you can still make videos using offline-mode. If you don't, you will be unable to make videos after November 30th, 2017.

What will happen to my Evertoon account?

As of November 30th, 2017, your account will no longer be accessible, but you can still make videos if you've updated to the latest version.

What will happen to the Evertoon app already installed on my phone?

The Evertoon app will continue to exist on your device. After November 30th, 2017, version 3.0 of the Evertoon app will no longer have access to the community, but you can still use offline-mode to make movies and share to your own social networks. Older versions of the Evertoon app will no longer function after November 30th, 2017.

Can I continue using Actors and Sets from the Gallery?

After November 30th, 2017, the Gallery section of Evertoon will no longer be accessible. However, you can use version 3.0 of the app to download Actors and Sets prior to this date, so that these assets will remain usable on your device.

Download Actors and Sets as follows:

  1. From the View Actor/Set UI, click the '...' button, then click Download Actor/Set.
  2. You will see a success message once the Actor/Set has been downloaded.
  3. You can now use this Actor or Set in any of your scenes.