Heads up, Android Wear users, because Google will soon sunset a feature of its wearables platform.
In an update to the new Android Wear app, Google has revealed that it’s shutting down Together on September 30. Google explains the shutdown by saying that Android Wear 2.0 has many of Together’s integrated into the platform. With features like more interactive watch faces, Google feels that Together is no longer necessary in Android Wear 2.0.
If you’re thinking, “Together? What’s that?”, you’re probably not alone. Together is an Android Wear watch face that lets you connect with someone and send them sketches, emojis, and more. The feature is sort of like the Digital Touch feature on the Apple Watch.
This news is kind of a bummer, because while maybe not everyone used Together or even knew it existed, there are likely some Android Wear people out there that do use Together. Google feels that the features in Android Wear 2.0 replicate Together’s features well enough to eliminate it, though, so maybe those folks that currently use Together will find similar functionality with that update.
Have you ever used Together?