Google Announces Picasa’s Retirement

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Many smartphone users enjoyed Picasa – the photo editing, sharing and storing app from Google. Still, in recent times many noticed that somehow Google pays less and less attention to it, and it became just a matter of time when they will shot it down. Well, Google announced that the time has come and that they are officially giving Picasa its retirement.

What Google is trying to do with the retirement of Picasa is to focus their efforts solely on Google Photos. Understandably, Google urges the users to switch to Google Photos. For all Picasa users, it is worth knowing that all of their photos stored on Picasa will be available at Google Photos. They can see, share and download the photos similarly as on Picasa.

Still, you have some time to say your goodbyes with Picasa. The announcement is official, yes, but it will take some time until it is implemented. So, according to Google, the changes will occur on 1st May, while they will stop giving support to the desktop version of Picasa on 15th March. In the meantime, you will be able to access all of your albums on Picasa, you just won’t have to option to create new albums. So basically, this is the end of it?

What do you think about this? Do you think that it is a Good thing to retire Picasa in favour of Google Photos?

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