Google News users who rely on the service for their digital magazine subscriptions will need to find another source, according to Android Police.
Google has been sending out emails to current subscribers to let them know there will be no new magazines form this point forward. Users with active subscriptions can expect a refund within the next month or so. On the plus side, existing magazine subscriptions will not be deleted, so users will at least be able to browse their collections.
Unfortunately, if users want to continue receiving digital magazines, they will need to find another service or individually subscribe to each magazine.
Per Android Police, here’s a copy of the email Google sent out:
“Subject: To all current Magazine Paid Subscribers
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“