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Google Trips app heads into the sunset

The Android travel-planning app is scheduled to check out in August.

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Google Trips was designed to take care of all your travel needs, including itineraries.

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It's the end of the road for Google Trips.

The internet giant announced this week that it would discontinue support for the Android travel-planning app in two months.

The app debuted in 2016, promising to help users organize their travel arrangements via phones and other devices, even when offline. The app would guide users to particular places of interest and restaurants, as well as consolidate their reservations and tickets.

It also let you customize a daily itinerary, laying out how to get to places and figuring out how long your route would take. And if you didn't have an itinerary in mind, the app could generate one for you.

Several travel services already offered this kind of planning, but Trips took advantage of Google's wide geographical database as well as Gmail, which is where you could send reservations and ticket confirmations.

Speculation that Google Trips' days were numbered began in May when Google announced plans to revamp the Trips web service, making the Trips information more accessible at Google Travel, Google Maps and Google Search.

Google said on a support page that it'll end support for Google Trips on Aug. 5, but users will still be able to access email and trip information until then.