Google to retire the iGoogle homepage

Lawrence Gill

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Google to retire the iGoogle homepage
 

Google recently announced that as part of their spring cleaning they will be retiring iGoogle. The service will no longer be available as of the 1st November 2013. The service which allows you to customise your google homepage with gadgets is one of a number of services being retired including Google mini and Google Talk Chatback.

One of the more popular Google products, iGoogle once accounted for 20% of visits to the Google homepage. The service allowed users to add gadgets covering News, Games, Tools, Sports and more.

 

On November 1, 2013, iGoogle will be retired. We originally launched iGoogle in 2005 before anyone could fully imagine the ways that today's web and mobile apps would put personalized, real-time information at your fingertips. With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for iGoogle has eroded over time, so we'll be winding it down. Users will have 16 months to adjust or export their data.

Quote from Googles official blog: Spring cleaning in summer

 


Lawrence Gill

About: Lawrence Gill

As J&L’s Technical Support Engineer, Lawrence provides clients with frontline support on business-critical IT issues while also providing assistance to the wider team on a range of operational matters.


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