In September of final yr, Google introduced that it will be retiring the YouTube Gaming app, solely about 4 years after it launched the service. Now, the true finish of the app will come this week on Could 30 (through The Verge).
After Could 30, the app will stop to operate and any hyperlinks/companies associated to the app will redirect you to the brand new hub throughout the conventional YouTube software.
In a brand new assist web page on the matter, Google makes it clear that present YouTube Gaming subscriptions will switch over to the standalone YouTube service (nonetheless, you’ll lose your record of saved video games). For those who have been as soon as a subscriber however let your subscription lapse, your account can be completely closed after Could 30.
Google will retire the YouTube Gaming app in March 2019
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In a weblog submit revealed immediately, Google outlined the historical past and recognition of the YouTube Gaming app — a standalone service that connects viewers with video game-related content material on YouTube.
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The brand new hub (at www.youtube.com/gaming) has most of the identical options because the soon-to-be-gone software, simply built-in to common ol’ YouTube. In line with Google, many YouTube guests nonetheless looked for and watched gaming movies within the conventional app, which primarily made the devoted app inconsequential. This restructuring of the service brings all of the avid gamers again to YouTube correct.
Notably, some options of YouTube have been first examined within the Gaming app, similar to darkish mode and channel subscriptions. With this in thoughts, it’s a tragic day that we’re saying goodbye to the standalone app if merely for its standing because the “first” for now-integral options.
Click on the button under to go to the brand new hub which can be your vacation spot for all-things-gaming any longer.