Q&A On Google Officially Going Away But Question Hub Not Impacted

Apr 26, 2021 - 7:51 am 0 by
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Google confirmed with me yesterday that while the Q&A On Google feature is really going away, the Google Question Hub is not going to be impacted by this. The Question Hub is a separate but similar feature of that of the Q&A On Google, hence the confusion.

Ujesh first notified me of this on Twitter when he received an email from Google telling him "your questions and answers are going away on June 30th." The email goes on to read "thank you for asking questions and sharing your knowledge on Google. We have decided to turn down the "ask and answer" feature on Search. On April 30th we will stop showing the questions and answers you've created on Google Search and on June 30th they will be removed from your contributions page."

Here is that email:

Google Questions And Answers Going Away

In May 2018, Google began asking users in India to submit questions in a box in the search results page when the search results did not have those answers. Then in 2019, Google began to show the Q&A on Google, here are some screen shots of it:

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Google told us the Q&A on Google is going away but not the Google Question Hub which launched more broadly last year. This does not affect Question Hub, this is specific to the ability of users to contribute answers and only available in India for a select set of topics. Google is letting users download their data in Google Takeout.

Here is the full email:

Forum discussion at Twitter.


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