Google Video shutdown halted

By on April 23, 2011
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Following user complaints, Google has decided to suspend the shutdown to better allow people to transfer their videos to YouTube.

Google today announced that it will postpone the shutdown of its old Google Video service, following a number of complaints by users about their inability to transfer videos to YouTube.

Google Video was to shutdown, completely, on April 29, however the date has now been dismissed as a new tool to easily allow users to export their videos to YouTube is rolled out.

“Google Video users can rest assured that they won’t be losing any of their content and we are eliminating the April 29 deadline,” said Mark Dochtermann, an engineering manager at Google, on the YouTube blog.

“We will be working to automatically migrate your Google Videos to YouTube. In the meantime, your videos hosted on Google Video will remain accessible on the web and existing links to Google Videos will remain accessible.”

To those whom the new tool is available, they will see an ‘Upload Videos to YouTube’ option on their dashboard. Users are required to link their Google Video account with their YouTube account before the transfer is possible.


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