Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping apps for both iOS and Android and instead directing users to its online store site, 9to5 Google reported. On Friday, Xda Developers found that the term ‘sunset’ had been added to several lines of code in the Shopping app, suggesting that the apps were being discontinued.
A Google spokesperson said 9to5 Google that the apps will continue to function until June. We will no longer support the Shopping app in a few weeks. All the functionality the app provided to users is available on the Shop tab, ”said the spokesperson. We will continue to build features on the Shopping tab and other Google platforms including the Google app. “The shopping.google.com site remains active.
The app allowed users to choose from thousands of online stores and make purchases with their Google accounts. to quickly shop and purchase from thousands of stores with your Google account. This user found that the Android app was working normally on Sunday, but some users already saw a message ‘Something went wrong’ when they tried to use the Shopping app.
The Mobile Shopping app is just the latest Google product to get the ax – Reader (still bitter about that app), Hangouts, Plus – the list goes on
We’ve reached out to Google for more information and will update when we find out more.