Google Decides To Turn Off “Google Nearby Notifications”
Sources reveal that Android users were getting too much scam because of the feature. Google nearby notifications, which was launched in 2015, was used by many Android users.
It became a target for digital marketers which lead to problems.
With GoogleNearby, Android users get pinged on any venture close to a location with say, beacons.
The feature was also not providing relevant content because these beacons would then send out spams and unnecessary notifications to phones.
Overall, users reported a bad experience with it.
The whole point of launching Google Nearby is to bring something that is useful for the users.
It said it wanted it to be a helpful assist that would tell users about free Wi-Fi’s, closely museum information or when you can expect the bus to arrive… Or just, well, any other information users could make use of.
Reports have also revealed that MANY Android users were disabling the Nearby. They expressed their frustrations on forums and social media. But in all of this, the marketers were only cashing. They then started to send ads according to the location of the users without even having the need of the actual app. Android users definitely couldn’t take it.
Keeping all of this in mind, tech giant Google announced that it has decided to discontinue the app.
In the company’s own words:
“We have a very high bar for the quality of content that we deliver to users, especially content that is delivered through notifications”.
So, when will Google remove the feature?
The Google Nearby notifications feature will stop disturbing you from December 6, 2018 onwards.