Google Jamboard is shutting down

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Google Jamboard, a whiteboard device and app, will wind down in 2024, the company announced this week.

The Jamboard device is a 55-inch digital whiteboard meant for education and work purposes. All license subscriptions for Jamboard devices will end on September 30, 2024, and backups need to take place before that date. The next day, October 1, 2024, the device will reach its Auto Update Expiration and will no longer receive software updates, Google stated in its blog about the shutdown.

The Jamboard app is currently accessible in Google Drive, and can be used without a Jamboard device. This, too, is sunsetting: As of October 1, 2024, users won’t be able to create new or edit existing Jams (whiteboard slides) on any platform. Between then and December 31, 2024, Jamboard will be placed into “view-only” mode; users can still backup Jams during this time. (Learn how to export your Jam files here.)

On December 31, 2024, Jam files will be permanently deleted and Jamboard will no longer be accessible.

Google stated that it’s integrating third-party whiteboard tools such as Figjam by Figma, Lucidspark by Lucid Software, and visual workspace Miro across Google Workspace. According to Google, it’s heard from customers that these tools help their teams work better together, “specifically, the advanced features they offer such as infinite canvas, use case templates, voting, and more.”

“Based on this feedback, we’ve decided to leverage our partner ecosystem for whiteboarding in Workspace and focus our efforts on core content collaboration across Docs, Sheets, and Slides,” Google said in its announcement.

Additionally, the Avocor Series One Board 65 and the Desk 27 will succeed the Jamboard device. FigJam, Lucidspark, and Miro will create integrations for these devices, which is expected to be completed at the end of 2023 and beginning of 2024.

For more information, head to the Jamboard FAQ page.



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