Google ‘Retires’ Picasa

Anil Sabharwal, head of Google Photos, writing on the Picasa blog:

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

Given that the previous entry on the Picasa blog was from December 2011, I think the writing has been on the wall on this one.

Monday, 15 February 2016