While the news is not a real surprise, Google has announced that the support of Picasa is going away in favor of Google Photos.
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.
The news was made on Google Photos blog and the end of support is coming pretty quick but not at the expense of those who have content on the site. You will still be able to access it but won’t be able to upload to it any longer. In a nutshell, here is what is happening. On March 15th, Google will stop supporting the desktop application for Picasa. That means no new updates will be coming to it but you can still use the app.