Google shutting down Album Archive in July
Google has started sending on emails to the users of Album Archive before shutting it down on July 19, 2023. Album Archive lets you view and manage album content from some Google products within Album Archive.
Albums that had been archived on Blogger and Hangouts can be manually viewed or downloaded from https://get.google.com/albumarchive. Since Google has upgraded Hangouts to Google Chat, some of the Hangouts attachments may be available in Chat, said the company.
According to Google, content that’s only available in Album Archive will be deleted starting July 19 including:
- Rare cases like small thumbnail photos and album comments or likes
- Some Google Hangouts data from Album Archive
- Background images uploaded in the Gmail theme picker prior to 2018
Google is asking users to use Google Takeout to download a copy of the Album Archive data before it shuts down next month.