The tech giant Google has recently announced that it will be shutting down its video tutorial service “Google Helpouts” on April 20, 2015. After the one year existence of Helpouts, a video platform that allows the users to share their expertise with other in variety of fields through live video chats, it will be close to the public on April 20th.
Since launching in November 2013, Google Helpouts has been as a community of experts and a best place for the users to connect with experts on every topics they want to learn about, or to seek advices and solutions to everyday problems regarding to eight basic categories (Home & Garden, Computer & Electronics, Health & counselling, Nutrition & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty, Art & Music, Cooking and Education). The experts set their own price for helping them as the users have to pay the experts before asking them anything. The experts are used to pay through Google Wallet service. But unfortunately, the service will no longer be available after April 20.
According to an Online Post by Google:
“The Helpouts community includes some engaged and loyal contributors, but unfortunately, it has not grown at the pace we had expected, sadly, we have made a tough decision to shut down the product.”
The users will be able to download their Google Helpouts history by using Google Takeout Tool, starting on April 20th. The Data will be available to download until November 1, 2015. The other notable Google services that have been shut down include Google Wave, Google Reader, Google Videos and Orkut, Google’s original social network.
“We want to thank our community for all their support, both the providers who shared their expertise with the world, and the people who needed some extra help or advice along the way. You have had a lot to contribute and we’ve loved learning alongside you.” The Website of Helpouts Stated That: