Google hasnt updated a number of its iOS apps in weeks, maybe to avoid potential criticism from what may be exposed from Apples brand-new compulsory App Store personal privacy labels. And now, some of Googles own iOS apps appear to be complaining about the wait: were now seeing confusing notices inside Gmail, Google Maps and Google Photos stating that the apps run out date– although there arent more recent variations of the apps readily available (through Techmeme editor Spencer Dailey).
To see the notification, you have to be logging into your account– so if youre currently logged in, you may not see it. After you type in your e-mail address, you may see this warning message: “You should upgrade this app.
Googles notification notifying a Verge staffer that their app runs out date.
After you tap the continue button, you can use the app as regular– they still work. Without additional context, users might fret that they do not have the latest and most safe and secure variation of an app.
Google had assured its apps would start including the brand-new necessary Apple app privacy labels in a blog site post on January 12th, and the company has technically kept its word. Google Authenticator and Stadia, for example, have been updated with the labels, and in our screening with those two apps, we didnt see the “this app is out of date” message.
Weve reached out to Google for comment and will update this short article with anything we hear.