Google spring cleaning claims Meebo Bar

Developers are urged to remove the inactive Meebo code from their site before June comes around.

Come June 6, the Meebo Bar publishing tool will get retired by Google, which says it plans to focus on projects like Google+ Sign-In and plug-ins.

Meebo Bar is a JavaScript plug-in that sits at the bottom of Web pages and enables a lot of different social interaction and sharing features. Meebo also has mobile versions of its products. Google announced the news in a post today:

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.

The company is recommending that developers remove the inactive Meebo code from their site as the Meebo Bar will stop loading on that date.

Google bought Meebo in 2012 for approximately $100 million.

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