A few days ago, Sogou Map announced in the official website,It will officially go offline at 23:00 on May 15th, 2022,All related services will be shut down at that time. Users can download Tencent Maps for better services.
Information shows that Sogou Map, formerly known as Map Xingtian, was founded in 1999,Is China's first Internet map service website,In 2005, it was acquired by Sohu and renamed Sogou Map.
In addition to basic map functions such as search, public transportation and self-drive navigation, Sogou Map also has other features such as multi-functional stores and satellite images.
Last September, Tencent announced its acquisition of Sogou, which was privatized and indirectly owned by Tencent, according to the report. Then in November, Sogou Map said that because of the team and product integration,Sogou Map App has been temporarily removed from the App store. Users who have downloaded the App will not be affected.
Data from a number of third-party App traffic monitoring platforms show that Sogou Map's monthly live data in the first quarter of this year has declined further.
According to Analysys data, in February this year, among the current mainstream map navigation software, Baidu Map monthly live 550 million, ranked first in map navigation App; Autonavi and Tencent map ranked second and third with 450 million and 50.82 million monthly users. Only about 1 million people live on Sogou Map every month.