Google has called time on its social media service Orkut officially be shut down on 30th September 2014. It is an official announcement done through blog posts from Google engineering director Paulo golgher.
Google will focus on their most popular products like Google+, YouTube, Blogger. No new accounts can be created starting July 2014. Users can download their profile archive by Google Takeout.
What is the final word Paulo golgher said to its existing user we apologize to those still actively using the service. We are working on other social media platform with full energy & resources to make the user amazing experience every time. Google has given users a three-month period to export profile data using its Google Takeout service, but no more new Orkut profiles can be created.
Born on 24th January 2004 (10 Years ago) founder a Google employee “Orkut Buyukkokten”. It is originally hosted in California. Most popular in Brazil and India. In 2008 Google officially announces it is totally managed and operated from Brazil in the city of Belo Horizonte. Millions of users in Brazil no legal issue related to growth. Google first social media service provided to enter in social media market.
Google regularly shuts is various services if ideas not working or concept popularity low. Google believes no waste of time and resources on the non working concept. Google continues working on the social media concept to give competition Facebook and twitter popular social networking website. Google plus is a fastest emerging concept in social media market.
Let say bye to Orkut entertaining us several years and connect with our friends and family.