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🧟 Google Graveyard ⚰

Google Products that are shutting down or have already been discontinued
Average Lifespan: 5 Years and 7 Months
Total Products: 39

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  1. Hangouts

    Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android, and Apple devices.

    ⏳Shutting down on: 2019-10-01 ~ 16 days

    Lifespan: over 6 years

    Reason: Replaced by "Hangouts Chat"

    Categories: Group Chat & Notifications, Communication, Messaging, Internet Calls

    News References

    1. 📰 Google isn't going to just drop a billion-install user base, though, and despite Hangouts Classic and Hangouts Chat being different services with different use cases, Google plans to close the gap between the two and migrate Hangouts Classic users to Hangouts Chat. Google says it will spend April through September launching new features for Hangouts Chat. That will include, the company says, "features from classic Hangouts" and some interoperability. ~

    Hangouts Alternatives

  2. Google Fusion Tables

    Bust your data out of its silo! Combine it with other data on the web.

    ⏳Shutting down on: 2019-12-03 ~ 3 months

    Lifespan: over 10 years

    Categories: Data Dashboard, Office Suites, Maps

    Google Fusion Tables Alternatives

    1. Tableau - Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
    2. Qlikview - QlikView is business intelligence software that gives companies a direction using full business analysis to navigate a competitive market.
    3. CollateBox - Web-based app for collating and sharing parts of your spreadsheet.
    4. » All Google Fusion Tables alternatives
  3. Google Correlate

    Google Correlate finds search patterns which correspond with real-world trends.

    ⏳Shutting down on: 2019-12-15 ~ 3 months

    Lifespan: over 8 years

    Reason: Low Usage

    Categories: Data Analysis, Trends, Search Trends, Keyword Research

    News References

    1. 📰 Google Correlate will shut down on December 15th 2019 as a result of low usage. You can download your data under Manage my Correlate data in the top bar. ~

    Google Correlate Alternatives

  4. Google Hire

    The applicant tracking system and recruiting software by Google that helps you hire more qualified candidates faster, and seamlessly integrates with Gmail, Google Calendar and other G Suite apps.

    ⏳Shutting down on: 2020-09-01 ~ 12 months

    Lifespan: about 3 years

    Reason: Focusing resources on other products

    Categories: HR, HR & Recruiting, Recruitment, HR Tools

    News References

    1. 📰 Google also notes that it intends to stop taking payment for the product in the meantime, saying in a support FAQ that customers will see no additional charges for Google Hire after their next billing cycle. ~

    Google Hire Alternatives

Discontinued Google Products (Page 1)

and their top alternatives on the right

  1. Google Trips

    Plan and organize your trips with the travel guide from Google.

    🚀Sep 2016 - ⚰Aug 2019

    Lifespan: almost 3 years

    Categories: Maps, Design Inspiration, Vacation Rental

    Google Trips Alternatives

    1. TripIt - TripIt is a travel app that creates a master itinerary to organize all of your plans for your vacation or work trip in one spot.
    2. Traveler Buddy - Travel Itinerary Management.
    3. Roadtrippers - The ultimate road trip planner to help you discover extraordinary places, book hotels, and share itineraries all from the map.
    4. » All Google Trips alternatives
  2. YouTube Gaming

    Connect to a world of gamers with the broadest mix of games, videos, and live streams all in one place. LiveTom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. 2015. 496 live. GTA V.

    🚀Aug 2015 - ⚰May 2019

    Lifespan: almost 4 years

    Categories: Fashion, Photography, Video

    YouTube Gaming Alternatives

    1. Twitch - Twitch is one of the most prominent streaming services around, serving as a platform primarily for video game and pop culture streamers.
    2. Livestream - A video live streaming platform that allows it's customers to broadcast live video content...
    3. Mixer - A network empowering creative professionals to connect with the right people, find jobs, and recruit talent.
    4. » All YouTube Gaming alternatives
  3. Inbox by Gmail

    Inbox by Gmail is a new app from the Gmail team. Inbox is an organized place to get things done and get back to what matters. Bundles keep emails organized.

    🚀Oct 2014 - ⚰Apr 2019

    Lifespan: over 4 years

    Categories: Enterprise Communication, Calendar, Email

    News References

    1. 📰 Google confirmed quite a while ago that its popular email app, Inbox by Gmail, would be shutting down sometime in Spring of 2019. The company neglected to confirm a specific date, however. Today, that date has been confirmed. Inbox by Gmail shuts down on April 2nd. ~
    2. 📰 With some Inbox features about to arrive in the new Gmail, it is worth taking a look at some of its most popular features and see how it will affect Gmail as a whole. Here are some key features that are bound to arrive soon or have already arrived on our Gmail accounts. ~
    3. 📰 Last September, Google broke a lot of hearts when it announced that Inbox by Gmail would be shutting down in March 2019. While it may be March 19 and Inbox is working just fine, the end is nigh. ~

    Inbox by Gmail Alternatives

  4. Google Plus

    The Google+ project aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life.

    🚀Jun 2011 - ⚰Apr 2019

    Lifespan: almost 8 years

    Categories: Social Network, Social Networks, Decentralized Social Network

    Google Plus Alternatives

    1. Twitter - Connect with your friends and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time, from every angle.
    2. Facebook - Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates.
    3. Diaspora - The online social world where you are in control.
    4. » All Google Plus alternatives
  5. Google URL Shortener

    Google URL Shortener at is used by Google products to create short URLs that can be easily shared, tweeted, or emailed to friends.

    🚀Dec 2009 - ⚰Mar 2019

    Lifespan: over 9 years

    Reason: Replaced by Firebase Dynamic Links

    Categories: URL Shortener, Link Management, Marketing Platform

    News References

    1. 📰 Google is encouraging developers to switch over to Firebase Dynamic Links that have the advantage of automatically detecting a user's platform and send the user to either the web or your app. "URL Shortener has been a great tool that we're proud to have built. As we look towards the future, we're excited about the possibilities of Firebase Dynamic Links, particularly when it comes to dynamic platform detection and links that survive the app installation process," the company said. ~

    Google URL Shortener Alternatives

  6. Google Allo

    Google Allo is a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more.

    🚀Sep 2016 - ⚰Mar 2019

    Lifespan: over 2 years

    Reason: Google

    Categories: Messaging, Group Chat & Notifications, Communication

    News References

    1. 📰 Google had big plans for its AI-powered Allo back when it was announced in 2016. Two years down the line, Google has probably realised that no one wants a chatbot anywhere near their personal conversations. ~

    Google Allo Alternatives

  7. Google Search Appliance

    Google Search Appliance combines the search expertise of Google with features that meet today’s business requirements.

    🚀Jan 2002 - ⚰Dec 2018

    Lifespan: almost 17 years

    Categories: Enterprise Search, Custom Search Engine, Custom Search

    Google Search Appliance Alternatives

    1. Apache Solr - Solr is an open source enterprise search server based on Lucene search library, with XML/HTTP and...
    2. Websolr - Exterprise-grade search powered by open-source Apache Solr.
    3. SearchBlox - SearchBlox is an out-of-the-box Enterprise Search Solution built on top of Apache Lucene/Solr.
    4. » All Google Search Appliance alternatives

    Reply is inbound and outbound sales automation platform that puts your outreach on autopilot still keeps it personal.

    🚀Feb 2018 - ⚰Oct 2018

    Lifespan: 8 months

    Categories: Sales Automation, Sales, Lead Management, Prospects, Sales Collaboration Alternatives

    1. Cirrus Insight - Respond to Customers Faster and Update Salesforce from Your Inbox with Cirrus Insight. Start your free 14-Day trial today! No Credit Card Required.
    2. Outreach - Outreach Is Your Sales Communication Platform
    3. SalesLoft - The simpliest way to build the most accurate and targeted lists of leads on the internet
    4. » All alternatives
  9. Google Goggles

    With Google Goggles you can perform web searches by taking a picture rather than typing in text.

    🚀Sep 2009 - ⚰Aug 2018

    Lifespan: almost 9 years

    Reason: Replaced by Google Lens

    Categories: Project Management, Content Collaboration, WiKi

    News References

    1. 📰 As spotted by Android Police, Google Goggles got its first update since 2014 this week: a death note. If you load the app, you’re now directed to a landing page that instructs you to download either Google Lens (if you’ve got a compatible handset) or Google Photos (where some of the same image recognition features are also available). ~

    Google Goggles Alternatives

  10. reCAPTCHA Mailhide

    Tired of spam? reCAPTCHA Mailhide helps you protect your inbox by asking people to solve a...

    🚀Apr 2010 - ⚰Mar 2018

    Lifespan: almost 8 years

    Categories: Tech, Security, Website Performance Monitoring

    reCAPTCHA Mailhide Alternatives

    1. reCAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA is a free security service that protects your websites from spam and abuse.
    2. Google Invisible reCAPTCHA - Protects your website from spam and abuse
    3. - Don't share your email on public sites.
    4. » All reCAPTCHA Mailhide alternatives
  11. Chromebook Pixel

    Google's answer to the new Macbook

    🚀Feb 2013 - ⚰Mar 2017

    Lifespan: about 4 years

    Categories: Tech, Hardware, Cars

    Chromebook Pixel Alternatives

    1. Google Pixel Slate - Google's answer to the iPad
    2. Porsche Design Book One - The ultimate notebook experience from Porsche
    3. Google Pixel C - Google's convertible chromebook tablet
    4. » All Chromebook Pixel alternatives
  12. Pixate

    Native mobile app prototyping.

    🚀May 2012 - ⚰Oct 2016

    Lifespan: over 4 years

    Categories: Prototyping, Design Prototyping, Design Collaboration

    Pixate Alternatives

    1. UXpin - Design is really about solving problems. UXPin is the UX Design Platform that gets that right.
    2. Invision - Prototyping and collaboration for design teams
    3. Framer - Bring your designs to life.
    4. » All Pixate alternatives

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