Google has formally pulled the plug on its Depended on Contacts app. First presented in 2016, the app presented customers a strategy to percentage their tool task standing and placement with decided on contacts. It has now disappeared from each Google Play retailer and the Apple’s App Retailer. The tech large will even forestall reinforce for the app beginning December 1 this yr. The transfer follows a sequence of measures that Google has taken lately to optimise its services and products. Depended on Contacts follows within the footsteps of Google’s two different location sharing apps — Google Latitude and Google+ Location Sharing — that have been scrapped previous.
Depended on Contacts used to be first inducted solely to Play Retailer for Android customers. A yr and a few upgrades later, it used to be made to be had for iOS customers by way of the App Retailer. Through then, it used to be built-in with Google Maps and presented helpful options like permitting a relied on touch to be added by way of e-mail cope with. However it slowly misplaced its sheen.
For many who have the Depended on Contacts app put in nonetheless, Google will finish reinforce to it after December 1. The site has publish a realize that asserts the date. Google is prompting the customers to make use of location sharing characteristic, that now additionally contains are living location — a capability of relied on contacts — on Google Maps as an alternative. Customers who need to obtain an inventory in their relied on contacts even have until December 1 to do it from the site.
In a an identical transfer, Google additionally plans to kill Hangouts. It lately introduced that it’s going to be transitioning customers from Hangouts to Google Chat this is now part of the re-branded Google Workspace (up to now G Suite) someday subsequent yr. Hangout customers can be brought about to make use of Meet (additionally part of Google Workspace) for video calls beginning November. The reinforce for Hangouts will formally ends subsequent yr.
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