Good Bye Orkut said Google: Orkut was the first social networking site owned and operated by Google. It was launched 10 years ago to attract people towards the Internet. It did not get much success as the likes of Facebook, Pinterest, and twitter as they attracted the users of Orkut towards them. Orkut was one of the most visited websites in India and Brasil in 2008. Finally Google decided to shut down Orkut today due to its decreasing users day by day.
Google, In a post on Orkut blog said that You Tube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of world, because of growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut’s growth, we have decided to bid Orkut’s farewell.
Google said that public communities will get added to Google’s archives once it dumps Orkut. All the conversations including polls, topics and comments will be available on search to be viewed publicly on the web. If you delete your profile it will not delete your communities rather your name from the comments you made will not be shown.
Google has allowed users to export and save their photos on Google+ account or to their computer until September 2016 by using Google Takeout. The exported albums are private by default and only you can see them. Google takeout will enable you to download your profile, received scraps and testimonial activities and photos, all in a zip file. This can be done by following these steps:
- Navigate to Google Takeout page.
- Choose services
- Select Orkut
- Choose create archive
- Download when completed archive creation.
When you delete your account all the scraps and testimonials will also be deleted and you can not access any of the scraps and testimonials after deleting the account. After Orkut shuts down on September 30 (Today) Logging in to Orkut will not be allowed and you also can not export your photos or albums to Google+, whereas you will be able to save your Orkut profile, testimonials, scraps and community posts to you computer using Google Takeout till September 2016.
So Good Bye Orkut said Google: shutting down today. Hope you have saved all your photo albums, scraps, testimonials and community posts.
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