Google Shutting Its 16-Year-Old 'Google Bookmarks' Service From September 2021 - Viral Bake

Google is going to shut down its 16-year old bookmarking service “Google Bookmarks” from September 30, 2021. This feature is very much different from the tech giant’s browser bookmarking, as it permits users to save bookmarks in the Chrome browser.

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However, the Google Bookmarks feature was launched in 2005. It enables users to bookmark notes, links and access them from any computer or device. 

Google Bookmarks website says “After September 30, 2021, Google Bookmarks will no longer be supported. To save your bookmarks, click on ‘Export bookmarks’.”

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As noted by Google, the closure of the Bookmarks feature could majorly impact Google’s navigation app, Google Maps. In Google Maps, the “starred” locations are kept within Google Bookmarks, and these two services operated in sync.

However, Google confirmed that starred locations will intact when support for Bookmarks ends.

Google also quoted that “Starred Locations in Google Maps aren’t going anywhere. All of your starred places will remain intact, and you’ll still be able to save places to a list just like you always have.

How To Save A Place From another Website?

If a website has a map embedded from Google Maps, you can save that place to your Google Maps.

  • Open the website with a map embedded from Google Maps
  • To get the place’s information, hit a place on the map.
  • Click Save and choose a list.
  • Your star and the website name will display on your mobile Google Maps and Desktop.

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