Google Wave Shutting Down in 2012

Google Wave

RIP Google Wave

Today I’ve got an email from Google Wave team telling that Wave is going to shut down. (I thought it was already off.) I was one of the big loyal fan of Wave. I am one of the lucky person who got invitation to use Wave before it become public. If you still don’t understand what I am talking about, you might need to checkout the Wave articles listed here.

1. What is Google Wave?

2. 5 Reasons to use Google Wave

3. How to promote your website using Wave

4. 9 Reasons to Remember before the death of Google Wave

After all Wave is going to shutting down. On January 31, 2012, all waves will be read-only, and the Wave service will be turned off on April 30, 2012. Here is the full email I received from Wave team. R.I.P Wave

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

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Google Wave Shutting Down in 2012

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