Death by year
Google Allo

Google Allo

instant messaging app

2016 - 2019

why dead?

Google Allo ended up being a platform where Google could test new messaging features that would eventually be integrated into the default Android SMS app: Android Messages.

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Google+

Google+

social networking site

2011 - 2018

why dead?

In October 2018, Google announced that it was shutting down Google+ for consumers, citing low user engagement and a software error.

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goo.gl

goo.gl

URL shortening service

2009 - 2018

why dead?

The service no longer accepts new users since April 13, 2018 and will discontinue the service for existing users on March 30, 2019. After March 30, 2019, all links will continue to redirect to the intended destination.

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Google Spaces

Google Spaces

app for group discussions

2016 - 2017

why dead?

Google’s traditional Spring cleaning β€” and with it maybe the company is showing it can be a little more focused on its messaging strategy.

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Google Talk

Google Talk

instant messaging service

2005 - 2017

why dead?

Google announced its decision to discontinue Google Talk. Instead, users are being advised to start using the Hangouts app.

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Project Ara

Project Ara

modular smartphone project

2014 - 2016

why dead?

Google has “suspended” work on Project Ara. The decision is said to be part of an effort to unify Google’s hardware development under former Motorola president Rick Osterloh.

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Panoramio

Panoramio

geo-located photo sharing

2005 - 2016

why dead?

On September 16, 2014, it was announced that Google intended to close Panoramio and migrate it to Google Maps Views.

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Google Code

Google Code

project hosting service

2006-2016

why dead?

Google Code offered a free collaborative development environment for open source projects. Projects hosted on Google Code remain available in the Google Code Archive.

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Picasa

Picasa

online photo-sharing tool

2002 - 2016

why dead?

Google stated that the primary reason for retiring Picasa was that it wanted to focus its efforts “entirely on a single photos service” the cross-platform, web-based Google Photos.

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Google Moderator

Google Moderator

Issue tracking system

2008 - 2015

why dead?

Google Moderator was shut down on 2015 because the usage did not match Google’s expectations. The site remained available as read-only until August 15, 2015, at which time it closed completely.

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Helpouts by Google

Helpouts by Google

online collaboration service

2013 - 2015

why dead?

On April 20, 2015, Google officially shut down Helpouts stating that the service hadn’t, “grown at the pace we had expected.”

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Google Catalogs

Google Catalogs

shopping app for tablets

2011 - 2015

why dead?

Google catalogs officially shut down on August 4, 2015. The announcement comes a little less than two years after the mobile app was retired. No reason was given.

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