Google Shutting Google Buzz In Few Weeks

Oct 17, 2011 • 8:25 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Google Buzz LogoGoogle's Brad Horowitz announced closures of several Google products, including Google Buzz.

He said, "In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+. While people obviously won't be able to create new posts after that, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout."

This comes with no surprise to many. Google Buzz seems a bit redundant to Google + and we always felt it would someone be incorporated on some level or killed off.

But this means the Buzz layer in Google Maps was removed recently, which got a complaint.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help & Search Engine Watch Forums.

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Comments:

Nathaniel Bailey

10/18/2011 09:33 am

TBH I think its about time google shut down Buzz, Im how many people used it really? I dont know a single soul that has ever used it, how about everyone else? Plus with G+ Buzz really aint needed and why would google want to keep open two social sites when they can put all the work into building one great social site to try and better compete with FB and Twitter. Im really not surprised Buzz is going and I dont think anyone with a brain wouldnt have seen this coming :)

SEO New York

10/18/2011 11:40 am

I feel, Google blindly making different  services,... nyways, buzz have never been so popular, and Google have to do that, and finally they are doing it... still there are many other services Google is closing...Code Search, Jaiku, University Research Program for Google Search, Google Wave....

topaix

10/18/2011 12:39 pm

This has come as no surprise to me. This decision was must in favor of Google+..

Lovekills_s

10/19/2011 04:59 am

google's +1 is going to meet the same fate very soon..It's just hyped to promote Google+, and as of now, it seems to be just about ok.. not good!

guest

10/24/2011 10:24 pm

i dont know why its shutting down.. I luv buzz. And now its shuttin down. Why cant they just keep it on. i am sad and depressed now.

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