iGoogle Is Now Officially Dead (Redirecting To Regular Homepage)

    November 1, 2013
    Chris Crum
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We’ve known for about a year and a half that iGoogle was going to be shut down, but the day has finally come. If you try to access it, you’ll now be redirected to the Google homepage.

Google announced the news in July of 2012 as one of a handful of services that would be going away. The list also included: the Google Mini, Google Talk Chatback, Google Video, and the Google Symbian app.

Google said at the time:

On November 1, 2013, iGoogle will be retired. We originally launched iGoogle in 2005 before anyone could fully imagine the ways that today’s web and mobile apps would put personalized, real-time information at your fingertips. With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for iGoogle has eroded over time, so we’ll be winding it down. Users will have 16 months to adjust or export their data.

A lot of people had already stopped using iGoogle as the Internet evolved (myself included). Others have since moved on to various alternatives (you can see a list here).

Still, a lot of users have told us that they will miss the service, and some are upset that it’s going away.

Yahoo, perhaps anticipating this backlash, recently updated its My Yahoo homepage product complete with an iGoogle import tool.

Were you using iGoogle? What are you using now?

  • skip

    deleteing my home page sucks, was nvery helpful, on way to get yahoo, and delete google

    • Frank

      I did quite a while ago. Not going to make the wife happy when she sees she doesn’t have her usual home page. Google sucks. Going to delete gmail too.

      • http://google william vincent

        I hate this big time, if we change to yahoo etc, can we keep our gmail address etc? I wish they would have left this alone. the old saying, if it aint broke, dont fix it.

        • JaiGuru

          If it aint broke, break it, is google’s chief business model. Look at the mess they’ve made of Youtube for an example.

  • joe

    I am taking my search business to MyYahoo just to spite Google for ditching iGoogle which has been my homepage for years.

  • http:/www.iloggo.com Tom

    Try http://www.iloggo.com – icons based homepage which also work on mobile browsers

  • James

    Going to use MSN and Bing Now. Have already switched by email to Outlook which is FAR superior

  • phil

    Moved all my stuff to (ighome the alternative..)
    Not bad….RIP IG.

    • http://google william vincent

      how did you do that. please help, sure miss igoogle.

  • Maria

    Hate this, loved my igoogle! Agree with if it’s not broken why fix it!!

  • http://windows brad winchester

    this is s**t i miss my igoogle , i have had it for 5 years and it has been part of my life for that time , i am now looking for an non google replacment , up yours google !!!

  • Arufutari

    I was just trying to get on igoogle when I came across this page.
    I am very mad now. I love igoogle and now its gone for good.

  • tom

    To all the Goole lovers, just remember, they are not your friend. They will come to market, introduce new ideas and products that run away the competition. Once they realize they can’t effectively monetize what they have done or use it to get more information from you ,they will pull the product leaving a vacuum and chaos in the wake. Bad Google, bad !

  • http://www.Disneyland.com Phonebooks

    How funny. I was sitting talking to friends not 5 days ago and we all agreed that Google really was losing it. We were all laughing about iGoogle and how it was an embarrassment. I declared that I was officially OVER Google and how I started to use Yahoo now simply because Google was becoming far too aggressive in trying to dominate everything AND they were doing a horrible job at it. My thoughts were, if they are that bad with their idea development, they are probably as bad managing my PRIVATE information. I don’t know when I’ll return to Google, but for now, it’s actually good news for me that they are figuring out where their weaknesses are.

  • Jimmy

    This sucks, I really need iGoogle, been using it for years… now I haven’t slept for days, lost my appetite and having difficulty breathing and irregular pulse. Google should really pay for my medical bills.. a**holes!

  • Terry

    I plan to divorce Google with my wallet. I probably spend $30 to $40K a year on the net buying stuff using google services — will no longer use google services EVER from this date — Google this is a sworn PROMISE

  • uzair

    what!!!!!!!! google you have killed igoogle.i started using it on
    august 2 2010.well its 2014 a year after igoogle was killed and i barely have any alternative,no not yahoo cos it sucks my paticence like
    a vaccum cleaner,MSN is much better but i also want weather

  • r4cker

    If you liked IGoogle i created an extension to replace it. It's called IGooR (for IGoogle Replacement)


    No need to register on website (so it's faster)

    You can add RSS, change background, get weather and integrated pages in frame.

    I created this google chrome extension for myself so don't be rude if you don't liked it but comment are still welcomed