For those who’ve been on the web for a whereas, you in all probability learn about Google+ — Google’s failed try at creating a social community. Whereas the community fully closed store final yr, its remnants nonetheless reside and break functionality in the Google Telephone app for Android.
Google Telephone’s Close by Locations function permits one to seek for companies round them and both contact them through a telephone quantity or get extra data on-line. Sadly, for some incomprehensible motive, Google remains to be utilizing Google+ links for the latter, redirecting all requests to a web page that talks about the demise of the social community.
On the opposite, queries for companies on Google Search do not use these deprecated Google+ links and as a substitute rightly hyperlink to the enterprise web site.
Even when many of us on the market do not use Close by Locations — in all probability as a result of looking instantly on Google is extra instinctual — it is stunning that Google hasn’t finished something about this but. Google Telephone is a very popular utility and even when a small subset of customers routinely face this drawback, it is sufficient motive for Google to focus its vitality on fixing what’s damaged — as a substitute of breaking what’s not.