Google Wave Sunsetting in 2012

Posted In Google - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Thursday, November 24th, 2011 With 0 Comments

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Wake up today morning and saw an email from Google Wave informing about its closure early next year, Jan 2012.

Although I was one of the initial users of Google Wave, I never understood what it is for and why Google released such a stupid product. Google+ looks logical though.

Dear Wavers,

More than a year ago, we announced that Google Wave would no longer be developed as a separate product. At the time, we committed to maintaining the site at least through to the end of 2010. Today, we are sharing the specific dates for ending this maintenance period and shutting down Wave. As of January 31, 2012, all waves will be read-only, and the Wave service will be turned off on April 30, 2012. You will be able to continue exporting individual waves using the existing PDF export feature until the Google Wave service is turned off. We encourage you to export any important data before April 30, 2012.

If you would like to continue using Wave, there are a number of open source projects, including Apache Wave. There is also an open source project called Walkaround that includes an experimental feature that lets you import all your Waves from Google. This feature will also work until the Wave service is turned off on April 30, 2012.

For more details, please see our help center.

Yours sincerely,

The Wave Team