Google Bookmarks will be completely discontinued on September 30. A banner has been placed on the Google Bookmarks website stating that the service will no longer be supported by Google after that date. The service has not been used by many users since its introduction in 2005. Notably, Google also mentioned that the browser bookmarks and starred locations on Google Maps will not be affected by the shutdown of Google Bookmarks. These bookmarks can be saved externally if needed.
The discontinuation of the Google Bookmarks service was noticed by Killed by Google and shared on Twitter. When visiting the bookmarking website, Google displays a message that reads “After September 30, 2021, Google Bookmarks will no longer be supported.” It also mentions that users can save their bookmarks by clicking “Export bookmarks”. Go here to see if you have any bookmarks saved.
If users find a lot of data on the Google Bookmarks website that they haven’t saved, the data was probably saved by a Maps app. It is also likely that Google has synced or partially stored Google Maps data on the website. In particular, only the starred locations from Google Maps are stored on the website.
It’s also worth noting that users’ Maps data won’t be lost, as a Google spokesperson has confirmed that “starred locations in Google Maps aren’t going anywhere. All of your starred places will remain intact, and you can still save places to a list as you always have.”
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