Google Shutting Down Helpouts Section

Feb 16, 2015

Google announced in a statement that on April 20, 2015 it will close its Helpouts community. According to the statement:

"Since launching in 2013, Helpouts has been a home for people to connect with experts on topics they want to learn about or seek advice and solutions to everyday problems. The Helpouts community includes some engaged and loyal contributors, but unfortunately, it hasn't grown at the pace we had expected. Sadly, we've made the tough decision to shut down the product."

If you are a loyal Helpouts user, however, all is not lost. You will be able to download your activity history via Google Takeouts starting on April 20, 2015. This feature will be available until November 1. 2015.