Google recently announced that it will soon be shutting down its famous photo and video editing software Picasa. Picasa still remains one of the most popularly used photo-editing software on various platforms and this decision may come as little startling to many. But this move could have anticipated since the launch of Google Photos service about a year ago.


Google on Friday said that from now on it will shift all its focus on the new Google Photos service. Google Photos chief Anil Sabharwal said in a blog post,

“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 product.”

The users, however, need not worry as all their photos and videos saved on Picasa will be automatically available in their Google Photos accounts. So you will not loose your dear pics or videos.

If you don’t wish to switch to the new services, then you can continue using Picasa for viewing, deleting or downloading photos in Picasa Albums. However, the software won’t get updated from now onwards and there won’t be any option for adding new images.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this transition causes, but we want to assure you that we are doing this with the aim of providing the best photos experience possible, Google Photos is a new and smarter product.” Sabharwal said.

It is clear that Google is completely focussed on Google Photos and would like to take this service to every doorstep. So either switch to the new services or find yourself an alternate option because Picasa is no longer a viable option. Adios.