Google has this week announced that it will be closing the doors of its social media website Orkut.

This news comes after Google first launched the social network nearly 10 years ago, at which time it was its first move into the social media market, and was initially built as a 20 percent project within the Google company.

Now that Google has launched and took over other services like YouTube, Blogger and of course Google+, which means that they obviously have no need for Orkut anymore.

Users will be able to export their profile data, photos and community posts using Google Takeout up to September 30th 2014, after which time all of their data will be removed and the service will be closed.

From today, new users will no longer be able to create a new account with the service, however Google have said that they will be archiving all public communities, and making them viewable after the closure data.

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Source: Google

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