The Picasa Web Albums Data API is being deprecated as of January 2019.
Existing Picasa Web Albums Data API client applications will continue to work normally until January 2019.
|January 2019||Unless you have configured the extension, the Picasa Web Albums Data API is no longer available to existing projects.|
|March 2019||The Picasa Web Albums Data API is shut down. No further extensions are available.|
The Picasa Web Albums Data API will be shut down, including all the end-points and the associated OAuth scopes.
The following OAuth 2.0 scopes will cease to function, including both the HTTPS and HTTP scopes:
The Picasa Slideshow Widget will also be turned off.
To continue operating, applications using Picasa Web Albums Data API should migrate to Google Photos Library API .
To access the API during the extension period, between January 2019 and
March 2019, you can specify a flag as part of your requests to the
Picasa Web Albums Data API. Append the query parameter
deprecation-extension=true to the
URL of your requests.
Here is an example:
Alternatively, you can also specify the
in the header of your requests:
This flag will not work after the extension period and all requests to the API will fail.