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Bryan M. Wolfe
| June 19, 2012
Meebo: The End Is Near
We now have a better idea of what Google’s acquisition of Meebo will mean to current customers and it isn’t good. Next month, the messaging service will essentially be no more, according to a post on the company's website. Beginning July 11, the following Meebo products will be discontinued:
Meebo Messenger (shutting down July 11, 2012) - Downloading chat logs: We have created a page where you can download your chat log history at https://www.meebo.com/chatlog-download. This page will no longer be available after July 11, 2012. Sharing on Meebo (shutting down July 11, 2012) This is the product currently at meebo.com, designed to connect users to their interests. Downloading share history: If you log in to meebo.com you will see a link that will allow you to download your complete share history. This will no longer be available after July 11th, 2012. Meebo Me (shutting down July 11, 2012) All embedded Meebo Me widgets will cease to function. You will still need to remove the Meebo Me embed code from your site. All Meebo Mobile Apps (shutting down July 11, 2012) This includes our iPhone, Android, and Blackberry apps. Chat logs can be downloaded at https://www.meebo.com/chatlog-download until July 11th.If you would like to delete your Meebo account immediately, you can do so at clicking here. First announced earlier this month, Google’s purchase of Meebo is expected to be used as a way for the technology giant to improve their ailing Google+ social network. In a statement released at the time to The Next Web, Google stated:
We are always looking for better ways to help users share content and connect with others across the web, just as they do in real life. With the Meebo team’s expertise in social publisher tools, we believe they will be a great fit with the Google+ team. We look forward to closing the transaction and working with the Meebo team to create more ways for users to engage online.Sorry Meebo fans, but your time is almost up. Source: Meebo