Google has announced it will discontinue support for Android Nearby Notifications, a feature often seen as ‘spammy’ to users.
Nearby Notifications were introduced three years ago with the idea that users will be sent alerts for relevant nearby information.
According to Google, it’s been used for genuinely useful information such as nearby free WiFi, providing guides in museums, and informing of transit schedules at bus stops. However, it’s also been abused.
In a blog post, Google wrote: