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Google moving on from Picasa, to shut down on May 1, 2016

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 13, 2016, 7:23 pm IST
Updated Feb 13, 2016, 7:23 pm IST
Google has made provision for migrating content from Picasa to Google Photos.
On Friday, Google announced on its Picasa blog that it would soon be retiring the photo service
 On Friday, Google announced on its Picasa blog that it would soon be retiring the photo service

In May 2015, Google launched a new photo service called, Google Photos, and since that day everybody knew Picasa wouldn’t be around for long. On Friday, Google announced on its Picasa blog that it would soon be retiring the photo service.

The blog read “After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos. We believe we can create a much better experience by focusing on one service that provides more functionality and works across mobile and desktop, rather than divide our efforts across two different products.”

 

For people who have been using Picasa for years and have a lot of content stored on it, don’t worry Google has thought about you. Migrating content from Picasa to Google Photos will be automatic. When users will log in to Google Photos, all their photos and videos will already be there.

However, for users who don’t wish to use Google Photos or who still want to be able to view specific content, such as tags, captions or comments, Google will be creating a new place for them to access Picasa Web Albums data. Except, these users will not be able to edit or create or organise any content in Picasa Web Album.

 

Therefore, as of March 1, 2016, Google will stop supporting Picasa desktop application.

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