Meebo Announces Services Shutdown Following Google Acquisition
Meebo customers will lose access to most of the company’s services on July 11, 2012 following Google’s official acquisition of the social services company.
Some of Meebo’s product offerings are being absorbed into Google’s own operations while other products will be discontinued in their entirety.
The one feature that appears to be remaining is the Meebo Bar which offers Google the chance to track users through their access to top websites and their social media sharing habits.
Here’s the official list of shutdown notices found on Meebo’s support page:
Meebo Messenger (shutting down July 11th, 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 11th, 2012.
Sharing on Meebo (shutting down July 11th, 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 11th, 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 11th, 2012)
This includes our iPhone, Android, and Blackberry apps. Chat logs can be downloaded at https://www.meebo.com/chatlog-download until July 11th.
Users who do not download their chat logs by July 11th will lose those logs permanently.
In the meantime “the Meebo Bar will still be available to site publishers and will see continued improvements and new features in the weeks and months ahead.”
It is not clear at this time if the Meebo Bar will be branded under the Google name or if it will continue to be known as the Meebo Bar.