Google shutting down Orkut in September, focusing on Google+, YouTube, and Blogger

Google is shutting down Orkut, its original social network. Google says that this is due to to the fact that Orkuthas been greatly outpaced by YouTube, Blogger, and Google+ across the world, where Orkut only ever caught on in a few countries.

Orkut will remain operational in its current form until September 30. Current users will be able to export their profiles, posts, and photos using Google Takeout through September 2016. New account creation will cease today. Google is also creating an archive of all public communities. Users will have access to this archive following the shutdown. To remove your name or posts from Orkut permanently, you should remove Orkut from your Google account.

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Source: Orkut blog

Joseph Keller