Google has decided to pull the plug on its Google Shopping app on Android and iOS. The company rolled out its last major update to the app back in 2019 and now it has confirmed that it is shutting down its shopping apps to focus on the web experience.
Google, in a statement to 9To5 Google, said that it is ending support for its Shopping apps on Android and iOS. The company also said that the clients, however, will continue to work through June.
“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 make it easy for people to discover and shop for the products they love,” Google said in a statement to the publication.
As far as the overall experience is concerned, both Google Shopping’s Android app and its web interface offer a similar interface to the users. The Android app has a bottom bar rather than a navigation drawer.
Apart from this, both the interfaces have a Home feed that provides a list of recommended products while the Saved section has all the products that users have saved. Similarly, the Notifications tab has updates and promotions, while Cart lets users make purchases.
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In addition to this, users can purchase items via Google by clicking on the Shopping tab in Search. This makes having a dedicated app and resources for offering the experience pointless. This, however, changes with the company shutting down the Google Shopping app for Android and iOS.