Meebo, who were recently acquired by Google, have confirmed the speculation that their team will be strictly focused on Google+ by announcing the discontinuation of four of their suite of five products. Meebo specialize in social web software, and while most users knew them primarily for their work with the Meebo Bar, they had a suite of networks that they were working to spread.
The four products will be discontinued starting July 11th, 2012. Meebo provided details to help users exit gracefully and save some of your Meebo information. You can save chat logs, download your share history and more. The details on the discontinued products and details are given below, and the original post can be seen here.
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 athttps://www.meebo.com/chatlog-download until July 11th.
The blog post also gives users details on how to delete your Meebo account.
One question I have is what will happen with regards to Meebo’s relationships with businesses. Meebo was providing the Meebo Bar for sites like Entertainment Weekly, Adweek, Seventeen and more, and I wonder if Google is going to take advantage of those connections to offer them some sort of Google+ service. We’ll see.