If you have been in love with Meebo Bar, then it’s time to say Good Bye, as Google today announced that it will be retiring its Meebo Bar publishing tool on June 6 as to keep its focus more on Google+ and Google+ Sign In. The company has sent emails to all Meebo Bar users, informing them about the ending of services while the Meebo Bar Dashboard and analytics will remain active until June 30.
Here is Google’s announcement on the retirement of the Meebo Bar:
Five years ago, we launched the Meebo Bar to bring community, engagement, and revenue to publisher sites.
As part of the Google team, this continues to be our focus, but we want to best serve mobile and desktop publishers moving forward. Therefore, we have decided to focus our resources on initiatives like the recently launched Google+ Sign-In (which includes interactive posts and over-the-air app installs) and the Google+ plug-ins.
This means we will retire the Meebo Bar, effective June 6, 2013.
Thank you for being a Meebo Bar publisher. We have truly appreciated the opportunity to serve you.
Sandy, Seth, and the Meebo Team