instant messaging app
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.read more...
social networking site
In October 2018, Google announced that it was shutting down Google+ for consumers, citing low user engagement and a software error.read more...
URL shortening service
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.read more...
app for group discussions
Google’s traditional Spring cleaning — and with it maybe the company is showing it can be a little more focused on its messaging strategy.read more...
instant messaging service
Google announced its decision to discontinue Google Talk. Instead, users are being advised to start using the Hangouts app.read more...
modular smartphone project
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.read more...
geo-located photo sharing
On September 16, 2014, it was announced that Google intended to close Panoramio and migrate it to Google Maps Views.read more...
project hosting service
Google Code offered a free collaborative development environment for open source projects. Projects hosted on Google Code remain available in the Google Code Archive.read more...
online photo-sharing tool
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.read more...
Issue tracking system
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.read more...
Helpouts by Google
online collaboration service
On April 20, 2015, Google officially shut down Helpouts stating that the service hadn’t, “grown at the pace we had expected.”read more...
shopping app for tablets
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.read more...