Many services that are a major contributor to technological advancement have officially discontinued their services. Not only Internet Explorer, but many processors and services from Orkut to Yahoo Messenger have retired.
GTalk, which was relaunched in 2005, has been inactive for the past few years, so users were advised to relocate to Google Hangouts in 2017.
It was accessible with the support of third-party processors (Apps) on Google’s messaging services such as Zidak, Pidgin and Gajim. However, from June 16, the Zidak service will be permanently discontinued.
Google’s social media site Orkut has been very popular in the past. However, it closed in 2014 after 10 years and retired from service.
In July 2018, Yahoo announced that it was discontinuing its Messenger chat service. The company has also made it clear that it will drop the service in order to bring better communication tools that are in line with the current trends of messenger applications.
Google’s social media service was once called a competitor to Facebook and Twitter. Google Plus closed again in 2018. The announcement was made by Ben Smith, then Google Fellow and Vice President of Engineering, in a blog post.
“Our engineering team has put a lot of effort and commitment into building Google+ over the years, which has not reached a wide range of consumers or developers, and has limited user interaction with processors,” said Ben Smith.
Google Play Music
Google’s Play Music, a music streaming service, was discontinued in 2020. It was replaced by YouTube Music. Google has introduced a feature that allows users to transfer content from Google Play Music in a few steps to smooth the transition.
At that time, Google reduced the number of operating systems, allowing users to easily choose their default streaming option. So we don’t need play music and youtube music anymore.