TechnologyGoogle Hire is the next Google tool to be shut down
Dark theme is coming to Google Fit next week
Improved sleep tracking is now available as well
Google saysGoogle Hire, its G Suite tool built for recruiters at small and midsized companies, on September 1st, 2020, despite launching . Google did not give a specific reason as to why it’s shutting down the tool beyond saying that it’s “focusing our resources on other products in the Google Cloud portfolio.”
Hire is the latest of several Google products that have shut down recently, joining, , and in the . It’s good that Google is trying to hone its product offerings, but it’s getting hard to trust that new Google services will stick around for more than a couple of years.
Google Fit now tracks your sleep patterns
The fitness app now tracks sleep patterns from apps that share their data, giving you better sense of whether or not you need more shut-eye.
In 2017, when Google launched Hire, it also launched, which filters third-party job listings based on search criteria you set, signaling big ambitions to make tools that would help users find jobs. Two years later, those ambitions may be stalled as Google for Jobs in the EU and Hire is shutting down.
Google says that it will no longer be adding new features to Hire, but existing users can keep using the tool until their contract runs out or on September 1st, 2020, whichever comes first. In a small gesture of goodwill, Google says it will stop charging users for the service after their next bill.
Google is shutting down another service.
Google Hire will close in September 2020.
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