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Did you remove Picasa on your devices, do you wanna remove it and switch to another application replacing your Picasa? If not, you might need to perform the uninstall sooner or later for Google has announced that it is shuttering Picasa and focus on Google Photos.

"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," this is what Google wrote on its official blog post, which was announced on Thursday.

As for people who are still using Picasa, they may be worried about their meaningful and beautiful photos on their Picasa account. According to Google, Picasa users can sign up for a Google Photos account, where they can “deliver” those important pictures on Picasa onto the new Google Photos account. Simply speaking, people who are using Picasa won’t lose their pictures and get all the memorial photos on Google Photos.

Picasa is a dated photo organizer, which was purchased by Google in 2004. It does bring people fun when they are playing with pictures. Yet from now on, Picasa users might need to think about whether to ditch and remove Picasa and move onto Google Photos, which is launched in May, 2015, and continue having fun. Picasa focus on uploading pictures from mobile phones, while Google Photos is desktop-oriented.

Starting March 15, Google will no longer provide the Picasa desktop application, though users can still use the App. The thing is, Google won’t provide any update for Picasa and that means people can only use the current version they are using now. Besides, Google will shutter web albums on May 1 this year.

As for the alternative for Picasa, i.e Google Photos,the company feels confident, and believes that Google Photos will enable users to have much better experience based on what Google wrote on the blog. "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."

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