After what seems like ages, Google today announced that it will be shutting down Orkut on September 30. You won t be able to create a new user account, but if you already have an account, you can download the data from the social network. Hit the break below to know how. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
To download information from your Orkut account, you will need to use Google Takeout. This service essentially lets you download your profile, scraps and testimonials you received, activities and photos. The service will save the data in HTML files and the photos will be saved in JPEG format. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard before
Head over to the Google Takeout page, then click on Choose services and select Orkut. Once selected, click on Create Archive , and that will start the process of exporting the data. Once ready, you will be able to download the archive as a single ZIP file.