Toolbar, My Maps, Play Movies & TV and 20 other things Google “killed” in 2021

The Google Toolbar is the last service the search giant took off this year. A support page indicates that the product is no longer available for installation. “The Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer has been discontinued. To get the most out of the web, try Google Chrome,” the post read on the page. In total, Google killed 23 apps and services in the year 2021. Among these, the youngest app to be killed is the two-year-old Google Shopping Mobile app launched in 2019. Here are the names and others details of all 23 apps and services killed by Google in 2021.


google toolbar

Google launched the Google Toolbar in 2000. The Google Toolbar was a web browser toolbar that provided a search box in web browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox.

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Google my maps

Google My Maps was an Android app that allowed users to create personalized maps for personal use or sharing on their mobile device. It was launched in 2014

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Google bookmarks

Launched in 2005, Google Bookmarks was a private, web-based bookmarking service that was not integrated with any other Google service. He was almost 16 years old.

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Google Discussion Base

Another service killed by Google this year, Chatbase is an analytics platform for Google’s Dialogflow chatbot and others. It was started by the Google-funded Area120 incubator in 2014 and was later withdrawn and partially merged into Dialogflow itself.

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Fitbit trainer

Formerly Fitstar, Fitbit Coach was a bodyweight training video app that used AI to personalize workouts based on user feedback. It was launched in 2013.

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Yoga Fitstar

Another fitness app killed by Google this year is Fitstar Yoga. A video yoga app, Fitstar Yoga has created unique yoga sessions based on user preferences and skill level. It was launched in 2014.

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Google visits generator

Tour Builder allowed users to create and share interactive tours in Google Earth with photos and videos of places. It was launched in 2013.

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Google Expeditions

Expeditions is a program designed to provide virtual reality experiences to school classes through Google Cardboard viewers, allowing educators to take their students on virtual outings. It was launched in 2015.

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Google Tour Creator

Launched in 2018, Tour Creator has enabled users to create immersive 360 ​​° tours that can be viewed with virtual reality devices. He was about 3 years old.

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Google Poly

Google Poly was a distribution platform for creators to share 3D objects. It was launched in 2017.

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Google Play Movies & TV

Originally Google TV, Google Play Movies & TV was an app launched almost ten years ago, in 2011. It was used to display purchased and rented media and was eventually replaced by YouTube.

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Google Measure

Measurement allowed users to take measurements of everyday objects with their device’s camera using ARCore technology. Google launched it in 2016.

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Zync rendering

Zync rendering was a cloud rendering platform for animation and visual effects. Launched in 2014, he was almost 7 years old.

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Google in a timely manner

Timely Alarm Clock was released in 2013. It was an Android app that provided alarm, stopwatch and timer functionality with sync across all devices.

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Google Shopping mobile app

Google launched the Google Shopping mobile app in 2019. It absorbed Google Express when it launched, providing a native shopping experience with a personalized home page for mobile users. It is now retired and the functionality persists in the Shopping tab.

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Google public alerts

Google Public Alerts was launched in 2012. It was an online notification service owned by that sends security alerts to various countries.

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Google Go Links

Google Short Links was a URL shortening service launched in 2010. It also supported custom domain for Google Workspace customers.

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Google Crisis Map

Google Crisis Map was launched in 2011. It was a website that allowed users to create, publish, and share maps by combining layers from anywhere on the web.

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Google cardboard

Launched in 2014, Google Cardboard was a low-cost virtual reality (VR) platform named after its folded cardboard viewer into which a smartphone was inserted.

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Google Swift for TensorFlow

Killed 10 months ago, Swift for TensorFlow (S4TF) was launched in 2018. It was a next-generation platform for machine learning focused on differentiable programming.

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Google tilting brush

Google Tilt Brush was a room-scale 3D painting virtual reality application. Released in 2016, it was originally developed by Skillman & Hackett.

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Google loon

Google killed Loon in January of this year. Loon was a service to provide Internet access via a network of high altitude balloons hovering in the Earth’s stratosphere.

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Google app builder

Launched in 2016, Google App Maker was a tool that allowed users to easily and securely build and deploy custom business apps over the web without writing a lot of code.

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