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July 1, 2014

Google Discontinues Q&A Services

Google had a few local Q&A services in different countries: Otvety (Russia), Baraza (Africa), Tanya Jawab (Indonesia), Guru (Thailand), Giai Dap (Vietnam), Ejabat (Arabic), Wenda (China). On June 23, all the services were discontinued and became read only.

"Baraza was developed when there was not adequate content on the web in emerging market languages. Content in emerging market languages has grown significantly over the past few years and several other services for user-generated content are now available. Questions that have been answered up to now will be available for users to search and browse. No new questions and answers will be accepted, as we have stopped active development of this service," informs Google.

Users can download their questions, answers and private message from Google Takeout.

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