A Google will discontinue four services in the coming days: Google+, Allo, Inbox and URL shortener. The services are few used, however, some fans of the products are likely to lament over social networks – especially the URL shorter.
The Google Allo will be off today, March 12. It was the company’s attempt to unite Wizard’s services and voice commands to hit head-on against WhatsApp and Telegram. It had a good start, however, today fails because it does not have a good number of active users.
Shattered April: Google+, Allo, Inbox and URL Shortener
But the, Gmail client for email probably will not be missed. With fewer users still active, Google has not delivered a specific date for the shutdown, only this will be done in the coming weeks.
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The URL shorter “goog.gl” goes into the bag on March 30th. Existing links will still work, but new ones can not be created. Currently, it is not possible to register on the site. Now, Google will focus on Firebase Dynamic Links.
Google+ , the social network that practically nobody knew existed yet – at that time the fan base is irritated -, leaves the internet on April 2. It’s worth remembering that Google even tried to swell the broth by integrating Google+ into YouTube comments. Failed.
A number of security risks, password and data leaks, and a small user base were the critical points for closing Google+.