Google has announced it will be shutting down its Helpouts Community; the project is to be closed from April 20, 2015. The reason for closure is simply down to lack of growth.
Google Helpouts is or should we say ‘was’ a great little video platform, which teaches others new things, basically in a nutshell, lesson videos. It is not growing as fast as Google would have liked it to so they have decided it is time to say goodbye.
Helpouts would connect people to an expert who would then allow them to use their experience; it was a good platform that Google no longer want to keep going. Many will say keep it going, but the amount of time, people, money it takes to keep something going on this magnitude is not a viable option.
Remember, April 20, 2015 is the date Google Helpouts will be shutting down, if you do wish to keep an archive of your Helpouts you can do so by downloading activity via Google Takeout until November 1, 2015.
How do you feel about Google Helpouts shutting down?