You can do all the same stuff using apps on Android and Chrome, says search giant.
iGoogle is the personalised home page option that users can set up when they sign in. It lets them personalise their Google screen with shortcuts and widgets to useful sites.
But on November 1st, 2013, it will be no more. And it's because of the ease with which you can doi the same stuff using desktop or mobile apps.
Here's how Google explains it: "We originally launched iGoogle in 2005 before anyone could fully imagine the ways that today's web and mobile apps would put personalized, real-time information at your fingertips.
"With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for iGoogle has eroded over time, so we’ll be winding it down. Users will have 16 months to adjust or export their data."
Its removal is part of a springclean by Google that has wiped out 30 products since last Autumn and sees four other products being retired. They are:
Google Mini – part of Enterprise Search since 2005. Google says its functionality can be better provided by products like Google Search Appliance, Google Site Search and Google Commerce Search.
Google Talk Chatback – allowed websites to embed a Google Talk widget so that they could engage with their visitors. Google is encouraging websites to use the Meebo bar.
Google Video – stopped taking uploads in May 2009. All hosted content is migrating to YouTube.
Symbian Search App – being phased out in favour of a mobile web search experience.