Technology offers then many opportunities to assist improve users’ lives. This agency it is actually of import to focus or nosotros destination upwards doing besides much alongside besides lilliputian impact. So today we’re winding downwards a bunch to a greater extent than features—bringing the total to nearly lx since nosotros started our “spring” build clean last fall.
- AdSense for Feeds was designed to assist publishers earn revenue from their content past times placing ads on their RSS feeds. Starting Oct 2, we’ll laid about to retire this feature—and on Dec three we’ll unopen it. Publishers tin dismiss maintain to operate FeedBurner URLs powered past times Google, then they won’t necessitate to redirect subscribers to unlike URLs. For to a greater extent than data take in the AdSense Help Center.
- Classic Plus is a Google Search characteristic that lets people upload or select images to operate equally a background on Google.com. Users won’t live able to upload novel pictures starting from Oct 16, in addition to we'll plough the service off inward Nov 2012. You'll maintain to select access to whatever images you've uploaded.
- Google storage inward Picasa in addition to Drive volition live consolidated over the adjacent few months, then users volition select v GB of gratuitous storage across both services. If you’re paying for storage, your gratuitous storage volition right away live counted towards your total. So if you lot purchase a 100GB plan, it volition laissez passer on you lot 100GB of total storage instead of adding to what you lot already had. We believe this approach volition arrive much easier for users. For both gratuitous in addition to paid storage, people at or nigh their electrical current storage limits volition select the same total of storage afterwards this change.
- Spreadsheet Gadgets were designed to allow people to add together customized features to Google Spreadsheets. But nigh pop gadgets select right away been added straight into charts inward spreadsheets. So nosotros volition piece of cake commencement turning off Gadgets inward Spreadsheets adjacent year.
- Starting on Oct 15, we'll halt issuing in addition to displaying Google News Badges, equally good equally showing Recommended Sections. People tin dismiss nevertheless tailor their Google News sense past times adding custom sections or adjusting the frequency alongside which word sources appear.
- We've merged Insights for Search into a revamped Google Trends. You tin dismiss right away encounter search trends in addition to compare search book patterns across specific regions, categories, fourth dimension frames in addition to properties inward a unmarried place: google.com/trends. We volition no longer back upwards Trends for Websites, which allowed people to compare traffic to in addition to audiences of unlike websites.
- Places Directory was an Android app that helped people uncovering nearby places of interest. We've removed the app from Google Play in addition to are taking downwards the Places Directory site because users tin dismiss uncovering everything inward Google Maps for Mobile, which offers a much ameliorate user experience.
- We introduced +1 Reports inward Webmaster Tools to assist publishers stair out +1 activeness on their pages. Given that webmasters right away operate Social Reports inward Google Analytics to larn a wider persuasion of social activeness (including +1’s), we'll live discontinuing the stand-alone +1 Reports on Nov 14. Measuring social media remains a priority for Google Analytics, then rest tuned for hereafter improvements.