On Friday 12th Feb 2016 the tech gaint Google’s product Picasa “The Photo editor as well as web album” got an important update .
As per the Picasa’s official blog Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed that they are going to shut down the Picasa Program permanently from the starting of month “may” of 2016.
They said in their post after much thought and consideration,they have decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos. They believe they 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.
Picasa Web Albums
If you have any Important photos and videos in your account still you can easily access, modify and share most of that content is to log in to Google Photos, and all your photos and videos will already be there.
Using Google Photos, you can upload and organize your pica and videos as well as enjoy the benefits of better search and sharing Options.
For any cause If you don’t want to use Google Photos there is an option to access your Picasa Web Albums data as they are creating a new space for that,through which you can able to view specific content, such as tags, captions or comments, as well as able to view, download, or delete your Picasa Web Albums, you just won’t need to create, organize or edit albums.
If you have a Picasa Web Album you can keep using it as normal upto April Ending.Because they are start rolling out these changes on May 1, 2016.
As of March 15, 2016, there will no more support will be available for the Picasa desktop application,Means no more Update and security or Bug Patches!
For those who have already downloaded the application on their machine it will continue to work as it does today, but they will not be developing it further, and there will be no future updates. If you choose to switch to Google Photos, you can continue to upload photos and videos using the desktop uploader at photos.google.com/apps.
You can read more on thier blog post via this link blog post!