NEW DELHI: Tech giant Google has confirmed that it will end support for the Google Keep Chrome app in February 2021. The company is moving the app to Google Keep on the Web. The decision to end support for the app is part of the company’s long term plan of killing all Chrome apps.
When a user now opens the app on Chrome then they are being greeted with a sign informing them that Keep will be moving from the Chrome app to the browser soon. Along with this, the company has also informed that the access to Keep on the Chrome lock screen will also be removed.
Google support page also mentions that users will be able to access notes offline on the Google Keep mobile app but they will not be able to do so on the computer. Users can also install a shortcut which will open Keep on the Chrome browser. In order to do so, users will have to go to Google Keep, click on Star and can either rename the bookmark or change the folder location of the said bookmark. After doing this users have to click on Done.
Existing users who have Chrome version 86 or newer will be able to migrate to keep.google.com by following instructions in the Chrome App. The Keep Chrome app on your desktop will be replaced by a shortcut launcher, which will allow you to launch keep.google.com by simply clicking on the icon on your desktop.
Recently, Google also killed its Trusted Contacts app. As reported by Android Police the app will be removed from the Google Play Store from December 1, 2020. Trusted Contacts was launched in 2016 and was updated with some features too over the years. But now Google thinks that it has run its course and reportedly decided to discontinue it. As of now, the app has been pulled off from both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. For existing users, the app will work until December 1, 2020. After that, it will “stop being supported”. Those who have it and have been using it to share their location info with a trusted group of family and friends have until December 1 to download the list of them.