Google is shutting down its group messaging app Spaces. Launched in May last year, the app allowed groups to share around any topic such as find and share articles, videos and images without leaving the app, since it comes with Google Search, YouTube, and Chrome come built in.
Google says shutting down Spaces was a “tough decision”. From March 3, the app will be read-only meaning you can’t create new spaces, posts or comments. Also, new invitations can’t be sent, and new members can’t be added to spaces. Till April 17th, users can see, save, print, and delete their content. Delete any spaces that have been created, leave any spaces that have been joined, and remove people from your spaces.
Spaces team wrote in a post,
Our goal with Spaces was to create a better small-group sharing experience, and we’ll use what we’ve learned to improve other Google products and services. Thanks again for your support.