Monday, June 30, 2014

Orkut to Shutdown after 10 year on 30 September 2014

Google announced plans to shut down Orkut after 10 years, its first attempt at building a social network closed on September 30, after which users will be unable to log in or export their photo albums to Google+.
Now for new vistor is it not possible to create a new Orkut account. Existing users can access the service as normal, however; Google says the three-month period should “give the community time to manage the transition.” Orkut enthusiasts can also export their profile data , community posts and photos using Google Takeout.

“It’s been a great 10 years, and we apologize to those still actively using the service,”  Paulo Golgher, an engineering director at Google said.
The Orkut app will be removed from Google Play and the App Store later today.
Google+ was recently updated with a new photo editor, Auto-Awesome Effects and photo albums called Google+ Stories.