Google bids farewell to Orkut, the once popular social networking platform that connected millions of people together by lively discussions and common interests. It was in the end of June, the team announced that service of Orkut may be going away and is now preserving the history of connections & conversations.
As of now, the public content on those Orkut communities is preserved in the Orkut Community Archive. It has 51 million communities, 120 million topics, and 1 billion interactions. You can go to the archives and revisit the community where you shared your thoughts. These conversations are not just representing the history of Orkut; they are serving as important time capsule of early history of social web.
For those, who do not want their posts or names to be included in the Archive, they can remove Orkut permanently from Google account. While users will no longer be able to access Orkut itself, they can export the profile data, photos, and community posts by using Google Takeout, which is available until September 2016. For more information and details, visit the Help Center.