Google Buzz dismissed unceremoniously

After introducing thorough changes to its own social networking platform – Google+, the Internet giant Google has decided to completely shut down its micro-blogging-cum-social networking window Google Buzz.

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Google Buzz to shut down

Google Buzz was founded back in 2010 as a service to bring news to its users and allow them share links and post comments. The service however proved to be the company’s one of the failures and therefore was dismissed unceremoniously.

It’s only now when Google has decided to remove the remains of Buzz. It announced in an email that starting from July 17 all Google Buzz posts would be saved to Google Drive. Here’s the description!

Buzz user,
In October 2011 we announced Google Buzz was shutting down. On or after July 17th, 2013, Google will take the last step in the shutdown and will save a copy of your Buzz posts to your Google Drive, a service for storing files online. Google will store two (2) types of files to your Google Drive, and the newly created files will not count against your storage limits.
The first type of file will be private, only accessible to you, containing a snapshot of the Google Buzz public and private posts you authored.
The second type of file will contain a copy of only your Google Buzz public posts. By default it will be view-able by anyone with the link, and may appear in search results and on your Google Profile (if you’ve linked to your Buzz posts). Note, any existing links to your Google Buzz content will redirect users to this file.

Go to your Google Profile page, If you would like to find out what you shared or commented when you used the service. you might be interested in checking out how to Backup Blogger & Google+ data using Google Takeout post.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.

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