Google to discontinue its mobile shopping app for iOS, Android soon

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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Global tech giant Google has revealed that its Shopping app for iOS and Android devices will be discontinued from June while its Web version will continue to be available.

Google Shopping was created to compete with American eCommerce giant Amazon by providing shoppers with links to websites where they can purchase the items they want.

Google informed that, “within the next few weeks, we’ll no longer be supporting the Shopping app. All of the functionality the app offered users is available on the Shopping tab. We’ll continue building features within the Shopping tab and other Google surfaces, including the Google app, that makes it easy for people to discover and shop for the products they love.”

Google Shopping’s mobile app and Web version have a similar interface and experience, hence it’s easy to see why the company would not want to get rid of it entirely. The change is part of Google’s plan to conserve its engineering resources.

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Google Shopping was launched in July 2019 and later that year, the company added new features such as customer care support, price tracking, local shops stock list, the option to buy directly from Google, among others.

The home feed on Google Shopping shows users with recommended products. The saved tab shows products that users have added to their wishlist, while the notifications tab displays order and promotion updates. The cart tab guides users to the beginning of the purchasing process.

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