Orkut a social networking service which is owned and operated at the same time by Google INC, you know the world’s biggest tech giant that we all love. The site was created so that people could easily login in order to find their old friends, and also to allow users to build new relationships through the internet as well. Orkut.com is not as popular as Facebook or Twitter in the United States, Canada, UK, etc. In fact, Google has already replaced it with Google Plus as their main social networking service, but it is without any doubt one of the most visited websites in Brazil, India and several other countries around the world.
(Very Important Update: I received an email from Google a few days ago which announced that Orkut will be shutting down the service on September 30, however, users will be able to export all their information such as scraps, photo albums, posts, and more before September 2014. Google said that they will now focus on making Google+ better, as well as other popular products that include social functionality such as YouTube and Blogger.)
Before beginning this tutorial in which you will learn how to sign in to your Orkut.com account, I first want to share with you my thoughts and experiences on the site. I’ve been a long time user, so I’ve seen a lot of changes take place, changes that are actually worth mentioning, because they’ve made the whole experience better, and the entire site has been greatly improved. If you want to skip the chit chat, and what you really want instead is to learn how to access your account, then scroll down the page just a little bit to find the information that you need.
When I first started using this social networking service I wasn’t really impressed to tell you the truth, I felt it lacked features, and that it wasn’t nearly as good as Googe+, Facebook, or even VK. However, Google’s development team continued to work hard on the site, and they actually managed to improve it in every possible way. Now the new Orkut.com has a cleaner, more modern looking interface, it’s also easier and quicker to navigate, and the layout is just terrific, I really like the design. Another thing that I like is that you can now integrate your Google+ account with your Orkut account without problems, doing this will allow your friends to find and follow you on Google Plus too, so your posts will reach more people.
These features are just the tip of the iceberg, after logging in to your account you’ll be able to easily navigate to other Google properties such as Gmail and Google Maps, because there’s a smaller header filled with quick links at the top of every page. The site has also improved its photo uploading and photo sharing functionality, uploading photos, creating albums, and sharing your favorite images online takes a lot less time now thanks to improved uploading speed, and a more advanced multiple photo uploader. There’s one thing that you have to know about Orkut, and that is that it is flexible, you can customize your profile and homepage as much as you want, there are a lot of different colors and themes to choose from, the possibilities are infinite, so go out there and get creative. The new Orkut has gained a lot of attention recently thanks to its new video chat feature, which was a highly requested feature in the past, plus you can now make phone calls, start group chats, enjoy the classic chat feature as well when you’re talking to your friends, make quick posts using the new scrap feature, and your friends’ updates are now displayed on your profile’s homepage.
If you already have a Google account, then you can log in with your email and password directly through the site’s official home page using the link below.
Orkut Login – Account Access Tutorial
1. Go to the site’s sign in page located at the following url: http://www.orkut.com/.
2. Enter your email address in the first field of the access form located in the center of your screen.
3. Enter your Orkut login password in the second field.
4. Click the blue button at the bottom of the page that says “Sign In” and that’s it, you are in!
Orkut Sign Up
Orkut Login Password and Username Recovery
If you forget your password or username go back to the site’s user access page, click the “Need Help?” link located below the blue “Sign In” button that I mentioned earlier,
select one of the three avaialable options that you’ll find on the next page, for example, if you lost your password select “I don’t know my password”, enter your email address, click “Continue”, and then follow the provided instructions to get your member access detailes immediately.