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Google has emailed users that the classic website builder service for websites is about to be discontinued and that they will have to migrate their websites to new Google Sites if they want to stay online.

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Google acquired JotSpot in 2006 and created its Google Sites in 2008. It’s been 12 years of building your own website with the help of Google. In 2016 Google announced a new Google Sites service that became part of G Suite.

Recently, an email with the subject “Migrate your classic websites to new Google Sites” was sent to active users of classic websites explaining how the service will close on September 1st, 2021. As part of this transition, new websites will be created with Classic Websites will be disabled on November 1st, 2020, and users will have about a year to migrate their classic websites to new Google sites

Along with this, Google also launched a new service called  Classic Sites Manager. This will make it easier for users to convert their classic Sites to new Sites.  You can easily delete, archive, edit any classic Sites tied to their accounts as well as export a spreadsheet of all of their sites to Google Sheets.

according to a company blog post. For G Suite users, website creation on classic websites will be disabled in May 2021. You will no longer be able to edit their websites in October. The service will be completely discontinued in December next year.

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