If you enjoyed shopping with the Google Shopping app on iOS or Android, you’d better upgrade to the web version. Google is said to have closed its Shopping app in a few weeks.
Clues that the ax was coming were spotted by XDA Developers Thursday via the code for the latest version of Google’s Shopping app, which allows users to shop at thousands of stores and purchase products using their Google accounts. The news was then confirmed by 9to5Google, who said apps were getting dark but will continue to work until June. However, that does not mean that Google Shopping will disappear. the web version and the Shopping tab in Google search will still work.
“In the coming weeks, we will no longer support the Shopping app,” a Google spokesperson told 9to5Google. “All the features offered to users by the app are available in the Shopping tab. We will continue to develop features in the Shopping tab and other Google surfaces, including the Google app, that make it easy for people to discover and buy the products they love. “
The outlet reported that some users who upgraded to version 59 of the Google Shopping app were receiving a message informing them that the app was not available in recent days.
“The app is not available at the moment, but you can continue shopping at shopping.google.com,” the post read.
Since the web version is almost identical to the app, there isn’t much to cry about here, which is quite surprising considering this is Google. I still let out sighs of disappointment at the demise of Google Hangouts and still don’t know which Google product is the appropriate alternative. (There is a guide, however).
Disappointed with the news from the Google Shopping app? Do not be afraid. We will surely remember it at Killed by Google, which so far has a log of 227 apps, services and hardware, the big tech giant has decided to unplug.