Google had announced a new sharing app last year named Spaces. The objective of this app was to create a virtual space where the users could interact over various topics and share content. However, Spaces failed to attract many users in the period of one year. Google is thus shutting down the messaging app, as it announced in a post on Google+.
In the post product manager John Kilcine announced that the app has helped Google understand a lot about how people interact and share content and that Shares will be made read only in the coming weeks and the iOS and Android apps will completely shut down on April 17.
“As we focus our efforts, we’ve decided to take what we learned with Spaces, and apply it to our existing products,” Kilcine wrote. “Unfortunately, this means that we’ll be saying goodbye to supporting Spaces. We want to thank all of the Spaces users who tried out the app and shared their feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
It is unclear what Google intends to do with the information it collected via Spaces and how Google will put it to use. The information might be applied to other services by Google as Google decided to shut down Spaces on the same day it outlined a new messaging strategy for Android.