Google shuts down Picasa, use Google+ Photos now

Google shuts down Picasa

In an announcement, Google shuts down Picasa software for the desktop will unavailable after 15th march 2016, and they will rolling the changes from 1st May 2016.

After the launch of Google Photos and seeing the positive response by customers, Google has finally decided to shut down Picasa.

Anil Sabharwal, head of Google Photos said “Since the launch of Google Photos, we have had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought and consideration, we have 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,” he added.

Picasa is a photo editing software, which allows to edit, share and organize your photos.

So what happens to your Picasa Web Album

If you are still using Google Picasa for photo sharing and editing, you can continue to use them using Google Photos. You should have all your photos and Videos in Google Photo already. Using Google Photo you can enjoy the enhanced way to edit, share and searching for your memories.

But still, if you don’t like Google Photo, and would like your Photos, comments tags and captions, Google will provide the access to new place, from where you can access all these details.

Picasa web album is still accessible and Google will roll out the change from 1st may 2016.

What about Google Picasa Desktop Software

Google will stop support for Picasa desktop application from 15th march, 2015. Mean, Google will not develop it further or will not provide any updates for this application further. You can still continue to use it, but if you want, you can download Google Photo application for desktop and continue to upload and share your photos.

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