Google Is Shutting Down Its Mobile Shopping Apps For iOS and Android
Google is reportedly shutting down its mobile Shopping apps for both iOS and Android according to 9to5 Google. Instead, the tech giant is directing users of those services to its web Shopping site.
Xda Developers also discovered that the term “sunset” had been added to several strings of code in the Shopping app. This suggests that the apps are being discontinued.
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A Google spokesperson confirmed to 9to5 Google that the company will discontinue the apps from June 2021. “Within the next few weeks, we’ll no longer be supporting the Shopping app. All of the functionality the app offered users is available on the Shopping tab. We’ll continue building features within the Shopping tab and other Google surfaces, including the Google app,” the spokesperson said. The shopping.google.com site will remain active at least for now.
The Shopping apps allowed users to choose from among thousands of online stores and make purchases via their Google accounts. While some users found the Android app to be working normally on Sunday, other users already started seeing a “something went wrong” message when they tried to use the Shopping app.
Google has been ending products lately and the mobile Shopping app is just the latest in the line of victims. The shutdown Reader, Hangouts, Plus, etc. You can check out a full list on the Google graveyard website.
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