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Lights dim on Google Wave

Not long 'til shutdown
Tue Mar 20 2012, 09:56

INTERNET SERVICES GIANT Google has sent emails to its Google Wave users reminding them that the service will shut down soon.

Google has been distancing itself from Wave for some time and has clearly warned that it will be closed. Last night in an email it gave users one of their last warnings.

"Google Wave is now in read-only mode. This is reminder that 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," it said in its message.

"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."

Users have taken to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction at the reminder, claiming that Google never knew what to do with Wave in the first place. Others are more upset that the name was misspelled in the email subject line, changing Wave to Wage.

When Google shuts down Wave users will be unable to read or retrieve anything on its servers. You have been warned. µ

 

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