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Amazon will pull the plug on the Dash buttons in late August



The dash buttons for Amazon.com Inc.'s end are near.

The small brands that allow users to place orders with just one tap will stop working in late August, Amazon

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so Thursday.

The script had been on the wall since Amazon said in February that the Dash buttons will no longer be sold globally. At the time, Amazon said it would still support the buttons as long as customers continued to use them. But the use of the buttons has "reduced significantly" since then, an Amazon spokeswoman told CNet, which first reported the news on Thursday.

"As of August 31

, 2019, customers will no longer be able to place orders through Dash Button devices globally," Amazon said in an email statement. The company said that Dash users can instead use the virtual Dash button on Amazon's website and mobile app.

Previously: Amazon's Dash buttons may be gone, but it will be even easier to spend your money

The groundbreaking smart devices were launched in 2015, meant for easy reordering of household pins, for example detergent, toilet paper and diapers. But the ubiquity of smart devices and digital voice assistants – including Amazon's Alexa-enabled Echo – has made the process of reorganizing even easier in recent years than pushing a button and making them obsolete.

The dash buttons are too small to act as paper scales or door jams, so if you are wondering what to do with the dead next month, Amazon encourages consumers to send them back through the electronics recovery program.


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