The developers of the once-popular Ad-Free YouTube app YouTube Vanced have finally broken their silence on the app’s demise.
Following the recent shutdown of YouTube Vanced, there were many questions surrounding what actually happened to it.
Rumors of the app’s discontinuation swirled including a theory that the company profited from the sale of an NFT.
Just a friendly reminder that our NFT has nothing to do with this situation. The NFT tweets were deleted within an hour, meaning there’s a very small chance Google actually saw them.
— Vanced Official (@YTVanced) March 14, 2022
These rumors were laid to rest, however, after the developers posted a message on Telegram.
The message goes on to explain that the app’s intention was never to make money and was simply a hobby project that blew up due to popularity.
It also divulges the idea of Vanced being a “Piracy” app and claims that this is not the case and had nothing to do with the app’s shutdown.
Vanced developers shot down the idea of the app discontinuing because they are from Russia, as well.
They did, however, receive a cease & desist letter from Google which was the reason they have decided to stop updating the application.
The app’s logo was apparently infringing on the original branding of the YouTube App and resembles the original YouTube logo.
Vanced did not have permission to use this logo which was the ultimate reason for the cease & desist.
With legal pressure being the cause of the removal, Vanced addressed the future of the app and other projects moving forward:
Will vanced ever be continued again?
No, this is the end of the project i.e., no more future updates. It doesn’t mean the vanced app is dead.
Current vanced releases will keep working as long as Google doesn’t break them through features rolled server-sided.
They ended the telegram post with a message to users and everyone who enjoyed the application while it was available.
We miss vanced the same way as you all do. Everyone one of us has learned at least 1 thing since vanced was born. And it also gave us so much knowledge about these mods, ad-blocking, themes and so many more. It was an honour to deliver such a project among users worldwide. Thanks to everyone for giving us support and love over these 4 years. It will continue to live among our hearts and souls.
We hope you all achieve huge success in your life. Have a good day 🙂
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