The Google Trips app is headed into the sunset as functionality is integrated into Google’s other services. 9to5Google reports: Our APK Insight of Google Trips for Android today reveals an upcoming “goodbye” message that will prompt users about the sunsetting. Google already implied in May that a shutdown for the dedicated was coming as part of an evolution. We now know specifics, like how Google will “stop supporting” the app. Trips will encourages users to find “favorite features” in other services like the new Travel website that features a Material Theme, and the Google Search app. Full feature parity — namely offline capabilities and maps — will likely make their way to Google Maps, which is set to add trip bundles over the coming months.
The “learn more” page has been spotted by XDA with Google noting that support “will end on August 5, 2019.” According to the help document, notes from Trips will be coming to the Google Travel website, while Google Maps trip reservations will be located in Your places-Upcoming reservations. However, version 1.14 leaves some ambiguity on whether the app will stop working for existing users that already have it installed. A pair of strings — one of which is in past tense — implies that Trips could continue to function, but that some features will break in the future. As of today, this sunset prompt is not yet live in Google Trips for Android or iOS, and the apps are still available to download.
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