Liquidating of Digital Magazines by Google News, Refund Initiated to All Subscribers

A piece of surprising but conventional news from Google today has been rolling out to all users. Google has taken the decision of eliminating ‘print-replica’ (PDFs) of digital magazines from its news app.

Google removes digital magazines

Google has been realizing that users are more dedicated to other forms of creative digital content. Also, the list of customers subscribing to digital magazines has been dwindling which made Google take on the action of killing News Magazines permanently.

Google is now sending emails to subscribers of digital magazines to inform about the disclosure and refund for their subscription. The users are receiving emails from the Google News team that they will be refunded for their last subscription and further no issues will be skirting.

Android Police first reported the news and provided the mail like below.

Subject: To all current Magazine Paid Subscribers

Hi there,

This notification is to inform you that we’re discontinuing print-replica magazines in Google News.

This means you won’t be able to purchase new print-replica magazine issues or renew your subscription via Google News. However, you’ll continue to have access to all issues you previously subscribed to in the Google News app, in the Following or Favorites tab, depending on your app version. To continue to read the latest articles, we encourage you to search for that publication in Google News, or visit the publication’s website:

[list of subscriptions]

Your last payment for your subscription(s) will be refunded. Most refunds are completed within 30 business days. The time it takes for the refund to appear depends on how you paid. If your refund is taking longer than expected, you can check the refund status in your Google Payments account. If you have not received your refund after reviewing the respective timelines in the resources above, please contact us and we’ll look into this for you.

We apologize if this causes any inconvenience. Thank you for your support.

Google News team

However, the discontinuing of digital magazines was anticipated when the magazine section vanished from the Google Play Store web interface last year. It’s the end of Digital Magazine that began in 2012 fairly played by Google making the print-replica a history term.

By all means, Google will refund the amount to its subscribes within 30 days and assures by claiming that no further issues will be accompanying. That’s the end of Digital Magazines.


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