Google has officially confirmed the termination of Google Video, counted amongst the least popular services offered by the search engine giant.
Google announced this decision via email on Friday saying that the much forgotten service will be officially off the radar from April 29th onwards. However, users can still download their videos till May 13th before they get permanently deleted from its servers.
Google also urged its users to switch to YouTube - another video service by the company which is of course, much more popular in comparison with the service it is going to terminate.
"We encourage you to move to your content to YouTube if you haven't done so already," The announcement made by the company states. “YouTube offers many video hosting options including the ability to share your videos privately or in an unlisted manner."
However, this move by the company hardly did surprise anyone considering the fact that it had already blocked users to upload new videos some two years back.
Google Video, which was anticipated as Google’s answer to YouTube back in its early days, came into existence in early 2005.
But unfortunately it could not withstand the assault by YouTube in an increasingly competitive web-video market, thus leading the acquisition of YouTube by the search giant in 2006 for an amount of $1.65 billion.