According to the recent share by Google team, Photo-sharing service Picasa will soon be retired. This move will allow the search giant to focus on Google Photos and help it to grow further. The announcement also means that folk with existing Picasa Web Albums will be able to access their snaps through Google Photos. Picasa’s desktop application will be retired too. From March 15th, the software will no longer be officially supported.
In their official blog post, Google said:
“…Since the launch of Google Photos, we’ve had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought and consideration, we’ve 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.”…
Finally for developers, Google will also be retiring some functions of the Picasa API. Developers can learn more here.