Google to Shut Down the Google Purchasing App for iOS and Android

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In the event you appreciated buying with the Google Purchasing app on iOS or Android, you higher change over to the online model. Google is reportedly shutting down its Purchasing app in a couple of weeks.

Hints that the axe was coming had been noticed by XDA Builders on Thursday by way of the code within the newest model of Google’s Purchasing app, which permits customers to buy throughout hundreds of shops and purchase stuff utilizing their Google accounts. The news was later confirmed by 9to5Google, which acknowledged that the apps are going darkish however will proceed to work till June. Nonetheless, this doesn’t imply that Google Purchasing goes away. The net model and the Purchasing tab in Google Search will nonetheless be kicking.

“Within the next few weeks, we’ll no longer be supporting the Shopping app,” a Google spokesperson instructed 9to5Google. “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, that make it easy for people to discover and shop for the products they love.”

The outlet reported that some customers who upgraded to model 59 of the Google Purchasing app had been getting a message informing them that the app was unavailable in latest days.

“The app is unavailable right now, but you can continue shopping on,” the message reads.

Provided that the online model is sort of similar to the app, there’s not that a lot to mourn right here, which is fairly stunning contemplating that it’s Google. I nonetheless let loose sighs of disappointment over Google Hangouts’ demise, and stay confused over which Google product is the acceptable various. (There’s a information, although).

Bummed by the Google Purchasing app news? Concern not. It’ll certainly be remembered over at Killed by Google, which thus far has a log of 227 apps, companies, and {hardware} the large tech large has determined to drag the plug on.

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