Google owned image viewer and photo sharing website Picasa Will no longer be available from March this year. Google made decision over Google Photos service that was launched last year.
2002 Launched Lifescape owned Picasa was acquired by Google in 2004. After launching Google Photos the Future of Picasa was in doubt. It’s hard for company to work on two different products rather than one.
From March 15 Google will no longer support the desktop application. Though which are currently using the application can use it, but the company will not be developing it any further. Users can move to Google photos to upload photos and videos using the desktop uploader.
Talking about the Picasa web album, it will be shut down from May 1. Those who have photos or videos in a Picasa Web Album, they can access them from Google Photos. Google also mentioned that, for those of you who don’t want to use Google Photos or who still want to be able to view specific content, such as tags, captions or comments, we will be creating a new place for you to access your Picasa Web Albums data. That way, you will still be able to view, download, or delete your Web Albums, you just won’t be able to create, organize or edit albums (you would now do this in Google Photos).