Here Are The 10 Products Google Has Shut Down This Year
Jyotis - Oct 08, 2019
Some of these Google products worked for many years, while others were only available within a few months. What are they? Take a quick look and find the answer for yourself!
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As a top-world tech company, Google has offered a countless number of apps and services to smartphone and desktop users. Some of its most prominent products include YouTube, Android, Search services and more. However, the company has also shut down many for recent years. In the Seattle Campus, it listed some products that can no longer be found on the Internet.
Some in this list worked for many years, while others were only available within a few months. What are they? Take a quick look and find the answer for yourself!
1. Data Saver Extension
Designed for Chrome browser, this extension let its users surf the web freely and data consumption would be no longer an issue. The tech giant has decided to kill the data saver extension in 2019 after its 4-year operation.
2. Chromecast Audio
Chromecast Audio was first introduced three years ago. It allowed users to stream audio from smartphones or other devices to a speaker. The company discontinued this hardware product in January 2019.
The third product of Google that stopped working this year is Areo. As a mobile app, it helped users order food from restaurants, as well as arrange appointments with local services.
4. YouTube Messages
In addition to YouTube Gaming, the tech giant also shut down YouTube Messages. This service is amongst the list of Google's newest services to disappear. In terms of functionality, it allowed its users to send messages directly to other users or share videos rapidly. It came to an end after its two-year operation.
5. Google URL Shortener
Known as one of the search giant's oldest services, this website was designed to make web links shorter. It operated for 9 years.
6. YouTube Gaming
Another YouTube service to be killed in 2019 was YouTube Gaming. Its major features include live streaming and gaming videos. Before stopping operation, the service was available for 4 years.
7. Inbox By Gmail
The 7th position in this list belonged to a 4-year-old application called Inbox By Gmail. According to the company, the app’s features were provided in the main app of Gmail and therefore, it was unnecessary to keep Inbox By Gmail alive.
8. Google Allo
This text messaging application was developed for web, iOS, and Android. It offered some main features such as the virtual assistant and selfie stickers. Google then changed the service’s name into Google Chat. It worked for over 02 years.
Google+ is the company’s social website that worked for 8 years before Google put an end to its existence.
10. Google Trips
For those who are in love with tourism, Google Trips may be an indispensable application. The app helped its users set up a travel plan from A to Z, including booking flights, cars, hotels and so on. The company shut it down after its three-year operation.