Google+ Shut Down

A failed attempt to rival Facebook

How many of us used the failing social network anyway?

April 10, 2019

Google has officially started the process of shutting down and deleting all consumer accounts on its Google+ social network platform, bringing an end to the company’s attempt to directly compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter.

Due to low user engagement and disclosed software design flaws that potentially allowed outside developers access to personal information of its users, the Google+ developer API (for web developers such as myself) will be discontinued on March 7, 2019, and Google+ will  shut down for business use and consumers on April 2, 2019.

Your Google account, which is linked to services such as Gmail, YouTube and Maps, will continue to work, but your Google+ account, which was only used for the social network, will be deleted.

 

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