…both iOS and Android users cannot access Google’s mobile shopping.
Google reportedly shuts down its shopping mobile app temporarily — the entirety of its user-base including iOS and Android users can no longer access the Google Shopping while the main website remains fully active, 9to5Google writes.
The public became aware of Google’s recent update after XDA Developers related an undefined term the tech company dubbed “Sunset” to its shopping app that has been wrongfully experiencing things related to coding. Google’s team linked sunset to several strings of codes that suggest shopping via Google’s app is unavailable, according to the Developer’s publication.
9to5Google’s interview with Google’s spokesman confirmed its the tech company’s shopping app shutdown. “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. The shopping.google.com site will remain active.”
Meanwhile, Google’s spokesman noted that their team of developers will continue to add interesting tweaks to the Google Shopping web version while the mobile version remains deactivated. Google Shoppings’ web version can redirect users to Google’s surface — accessing other Google App’s functionalities.
Google built its shopping platforms as a universal marketplace where several vendors and stores are available for users to buy things with ease under a single marketplace. While shopping proceeds, both buyers and sellers are linked to Google’s payment account — this app processes millions of transactions in a blink.
Nonetheless, users trading via Google’s shop noticed the app functioned properly without minor delays or “something went wrong. Until few other Android users started experiencing the usual lingo that notifies something is off about the mobile app. Meanwhile, Google Shopping has joined a long list of Google’s products to hit rock bottom, as well as Hangouts, Google Plus, etc.
Remember, Google Shopping is still in its infant phase to flagship Google as a brand while the public questions the tech company’s action for clarity — Google is yet to request for response.
Although, app experts could relate Google’s newly developed FLoC ID technology to shut down its shopping platform. The tech company started testing this technology that is expected to replace third-party tracking cookies. FLoC studies users’ behaviours surfing online to further target ads by grouping, exclusively for Google’s user-base.