Google acquired Meebo and all of its services back on June 4th, including its popular Messenger service. It quickly became known that Google was going to shut down the Meebo Messenger service, and today the team reiterated the closure in an email to its users and encouraged them to download chat logs:
With Google’s acquisition of Meebo,
You may have heard the news recently that Google has acquired Meebo.
The Meebo Bar for site publishers will continue to be available and will see continued improvements and new features in the weeks and months ahead.
However, as part of this transition, Meebo Messenger will be retired on July 11, 2012.
As a past Messenger user, we wanted you to know that until July 11 you can download your archived Messenger chat logs. Log into your account on Meebo Messenger for a download link. Please act soon — after July 11, chat archives will be deleted.
If you don’t want to retrieve your chat logs, no action needs to be taken.
This is a one-time courtesy email to let you know about the upcoming changes and the availability of your chat logs for download; there is no need to unsubscribe.
If you want to download your chat logs you may do so by signing into Meebo Messenger here, if not they will be deleted. Meebo’s free all-in-one chat service was quite popular on iOS due to its simplistic nature and included push alerts. It will be missed.