If you have photos or videos in a Picasa Web Album, the easiest way to still access, modify and share most of that content is to log in to Google Photos. Your photos and videos will already be there.
For those who want to be able to view specific content, such as tags, captions or comments, we’ll be creating a new place for you to access your Picasa Web Albums data. It’ll allow you to view, download, or delete your Picasa Web Albums, but you won’t be able to create, organize or edit albums.
You can keep using Picasa Web Albums normally until May 1, 2016.
For those who have already downloaded it, it will continue to work as it does today. But we will not be developing it further, and there will be no future updates.
If you choose to switch to Google Photos, you can continue to upload photos and videos using the desktop uploader at photos.google.com/apps.
These photos won’t automatically appear in Google Photos, but you’ll be able to access them with your Picasa Web Albums data in the new place we’re building – coming soon.
We will be retiring some functions of the Picasa API. Developers can learn more here.
We apologize for any inconvenience this transition causes, but we want to assure you that we’re doing this with the aim of providing the best photos experience possible. Google Photos is a new and smarter product that offers a better platform for us to build amazing experiences and features for you in the future.
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