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Google Trips app will wave goodbye on August 5, venture into other apps
According to research conducted by XDA Developers, the Google Trips Android app will begin the long journey to the Google Graveyard this August. The Google Trips web portal will remain, but the standalone app will be sunsetted.
The image above is the notification that will appear in the Google Trips app this summer, discovered by XDA in a recent batch of code.
Additionally, this Google Trips support page mentions the date of August 5, 2019, as when Google will stop supporting the app.
Google Trips gives you multiple tools to plan vacations, acting as a one-stop-shop for flights, hotels, things to do at your destination, restaurant reviews, and even weather reports. The web portal got a bit of a revamp only a few weeks ago, but there was no update for the standalone app. Now we know why.
To be clear, you can still download the Google Trips app and will even be able to continue using it after August 5. However, Google will no longer support or update the app and it will eventually get removed. If you have a trip coming up in a few months, feel free to use the Trips app. If you’re planning a destination wedding for 2021, you might want to avoid using Trips as your main hub.
As the notification image above suggests, it’s highly likely many of the features of the Trips app will be ported to other Google platforms, most likely Google Maps.
Click the button below to install Trips if you like, or click here to visit the web portal, which is sticking around for the long haul.