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Google Set to Pull the Plug on YouTube Gaming App by May End

The company suggested that subscribers club their YouTube Gaming and normal YouTube subscriptions

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FILE - A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

Google is set to finally pull the plug on the standalone YouTube Gaming app in just a few days, months after it announced it would be merged with the standard YouTube platform.

“We want to continue to build a stronger home for the gaming community that thrives on YouTube, not just the YouTube Gaming app. After May 2019, we’ll retire the YouTube Gaming app and focus our gaming efforts across YouTube,” the company wrote in its support page.

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FILE – Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015. VOA

The tech giant had made the announcement in September 2018 but missed the original March shutdown date.

YouTube Gaming visitors who may have saved or viewed content over the years would run of luck as the video sharing platform says it’s not possible to transfer games already saved on YouTube Gaming.

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The company suggested that subscribers club their YouTube Gaming and normal YouTube subscriptions. (IANS)

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Google To Stop Services For explorer Edition of Glass Soon

The latest update does not affect Glass Enterprise Edition devices, Google noted

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Google said the latest update removes Glass connection to backend services. Pixabay

Google has announced that it will end support for the Explorer Edition of Glass in February 2020.

Google said that the wearable device is receiving a final update that needs to be installed manually.

“Glass Explorer Edition is receiving a final update that you will need to manually install. After February 25, 2020, this update removes the need and ability to use your Google account on Glass,” the tech major said in a statement.

According to Google’s statement, if you do not update the device, and you are currently signed in and using the device, it will continue to work, but mirror apps, like Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, will no longer work.

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Google has announced that it will end support for the Explorer Edition of Glass in February 2020. Wikimedia Commons

Google said the latest update removes Glass connection to backend services.

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After the final update, MyGlass app, which allows users to manage device settings, will also stop functioning. However, the users will still be able to pair it directly to their phones via Bluetooth.

The latest update does not affect Glass Enterprise Edition devices, Google noted. (IANS)

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