Google My Business mobile app stopped working, Search Engine Land reports. You can no longer manage your business profile, see insights or communicate with customers.
This was expected, though – ever since Google rebranded the whole thing to Google Business Profile. It was then that Google warned us they will be sunsetting the Google My Business App sometime in 2022.
Barry Schwartz, a respected member of the SEO community, shared a screenshot he took from his phone:
— Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) July 13, 2022
How To Manage Your Business Profile Now?
In the Google Maps app or Google search, Google says. They say you can manage your Business profile there, view your performance and communicate with customers. You can also receive notifications directly from Google Maps, so be sure to install it and sign in to your Business Profile.
Barry also shared a screenshot of the email he received from Google, about My Business App becoming history:
Anyways, we all knew this was coming and everyone should have become familiar with doing this the other way. Google My Business app is no more, and Google Maps or Google Search are the way of handling business as of now.
So much so, that Google Ads is testing the Google map pinning ads that have photos from a local business. The full article on that is here.