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The Google One VPN service is heading to the Google graveyard

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Google is discontinuing its VPN by Google One service, as revealed in a customer email obtained by Android Authority. This decision comes less than four years after the service was initially launched in October 2020. The email does not specify the exact date of the shutdown, only mentioning that the VPN service will be discontinued “later this year.”

Google One’s VPN subscription prices start at $1.99 and are accessible on Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows platforms. According to a statement provided to 9to5Google, the company decided to terminate the service due to low usage, stating that “people simply weren’t using it.” It’s possible that customers had multiple options to choose from, as Google offers two other VPN services through Google Fi and Pixel devices from the Pixel 7 onwards.

The discontinuation of VPN by Google One adds it to the list of services in the “Google Graveyard,” a term used for Google’s discontinued products and services. This announcement comes shortly after Google One cloud storage service celebrated reaching 100 million subscribers. The email notifying users of the shutdown mentioned that the focus would now be on delivering the most demanded features and benefits, possibly aligning with the integration of Gemini AI technologies into Google One.

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