It’s over with Google’s My Maps and Bookmarks. In September and October, the two services will go away once and for all.
Services that are slowly but surely losing user interest do not survive very long on Google. Now the company has announced that it will discontinue two more services. This is what the My Maps application will be doing on October 15th. Specifically, the Android app will be discontinued from then on. Furthermore, My Maps should be accessible via the browser.
My Maps is not to be confused with Google Maps. The Group’s popular map app is not affected by this shutdown. My Maps is an app that has existed since 2007 and with which users can set up individualized maps. But if you still want to use My Maps on your mobile phone, you can do so via the mobile web version of the service. To do this, one visits the My Maps web app.
More than 200 disabled services
The second service, which will be discontinued by Google on September 30th, is called Bookmarks. After it has not been able to be used on smartphones for a long time, its web version now also disappears.
It is a service that sets online bookmarks for users. But it has nothing to do with the browser bookmarks in which websites can be saved. So these remain as before. Google Bookmarks has been around since 2005. Users can also save websites in them and add labels or notes to them. who Google bookmarks open, you will also find marked places in it. These are not lost when bookmarks are switched off, but can still be found on Google Maps.
My Maps and Bookmarks are just two of the many services that Google has switched off over time. So far, Google has put an end to 232 applications including Google Hangouts, App Maker, Youtube Gaming or Google+.