Scraps were also HTML-enabled letting users post videos or pictures.
On November 8, 2007, Orkut greeted its Indian users Happy Diwali by allowing them to change their Orkut look to a Diwali-flavored reddish theme.
Orkut's competitors were other social networking sites including Myspace and Facebook.
Ning was a more direct competitor, as it allowed for the creation of social networks similar to Orkut's "communities".
The website was named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten.
Orkut was one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil in 2008.
On June 2, 2008, Orkut launched its theming engine with a small set of default themes. These users were able to send invites to their Orkut friends to join this new version.Orkut was a social networking website owned and operated by Google.The service was designed to help users meet new and old friends and maintain existing relationships.The new version used Google Web Toolkit (GWT), thus making extensive use of AJAX in the user interface.However, users of the new version could still switch back to the old one.