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Google+ Plus to Shut Down Permanently April 2nd, 2019

Google+ Plus to Shut Down Permanently April 2nd, 2019

Google LLC announced the shut down of Google+ in December of 2018. Google is now sending active Google Plus page owners emails informing their Google+ pages will be deleted with all associated content. You won’t be able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities, or events as of February 4th 2019. You can download and save your Google+ data. Learn more here.

 

Alternatives?

If your Google Plus page was a brand account for a business, you can verify your business with Google My Business to get a Google My Business page. Once you have a Google My Business Page, you can share updates, photos, posts, and much more in the same fashion you did with Google Plus.

 

You can find an example email from Google about the deletion of Google+ profiles.

 

You can also find archived posts we did on Google+ including how to convert a Google+ profile to a brand account.

From: Google+ Team <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

Subject: Your personal Google+ account is going away on April 2, 2019 

 

Body:

You've received this email because you have a consumer (personal) Google+ account or you manage a Google+ page.

 

In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers' expectations. We want to thank you for being part of Google+ and provide next steps, including how to download your photos and other content.

 

On April 2nd, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will be shut down and we will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in your Album Archive and your Google+ pages will also be deleted. You can download and save your content, just make sure to do so before April. Note that photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

 

The process of deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts, Google+ Pages, and Album Archive will take a few months, and content may remain through this time. For example, users may still see parts of their Google+ account via activity log and some consumer Google+ content may remain visible to G Suite users until consumer Google+ is deleted.

 

As early as February 4th, you will no longer be able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events.

 

See the full FAQ for more details and updates leading up to the shutdown.

 

If you're a Google+ Community owner or moderator, you may download and save your data for your Google+ Community. Starting early March 2019, additional data will be available for download, including author, body, and photos for every community post in a public community. Learn more

 

If you sign in to sites and apps using the Google+ Sign-in button, these buttons will stop working in the coming weeks but in some cases may be replaced by a Google Sign-in button. You'll still be able to sign in with your Google Account wherever you see Google Sign-in buttons. Learn more

 

If you've used Google+ for comments on your own or other sites, this feature will be removed from Blogger by February 4th and other sites by March 7th. All your Google+ comments on all sites will be deleted starting April 2, 2019. Learn more

 

If you're a G Suite customer, Google+ for your G Suite account should remain active. Contact your G Suite administrator for more details. You can also expect a new look and new features soon. Learn more

 

If you're a developer using Google+ APIs or Google+ Sign-in, click here to see how this will impact you.

 

From all of us on the Google+ team, thank you for making Google+ such a special place. We are grateful for the talented group of artists, community builders, and thought leaders who made Google+ their home. It would not have been the same without your passion and dedication.

 

Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

 

You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google+ Page, product or account.



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