Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Google Groups Ending Support for Usenet

Google (via Hacker News):

Starting on February 22, 2024, you can no longer use Google Groups (at to post content to Usenet groups, subscribe to Usenet groups, or view new Usenet content. You can continue to view and search for historical Usenet content posted before February 22, 2024 on Google Groups.

In addition, Google’s Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) server and associated peering will no longer be available, meaning Google will not support serving new Usenet content or exchanging content with other NNTP servers.

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Hopefully anyone savvy enough to be on Usenet is also savvy enough to realize you cannot count on Google to stick with anything that isn’t search, ads and maps anymore.

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