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Goodbye Google Plus

Posted on | February 19, 2019 | No Comments

Google Plus Shuts Down

On April 2, 2019, Google Plus will no longer be available to Google users as a social media platform.  Here is what Google’s decision to sunset G+ was based on:

“…while our engineering teams have put a lot of effort and dedication into building Google+ over the years, it has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps.”

Here is the official Google announcement and a few important points of information for Google Plus users.

Official Google Announcement: Shutting down Google+ for consumer (personal) accounts on April 2, 2019 (Google)

  • 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.
  • February 4th, no new Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events can be created.
  • If you’re a Google+ Community owner or moderator, you may download and save your data for your Google+ Community.
  • 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.
  • If you’re a G Suite customer, Google+ for your G Suite account should remain active.

Here are some top tech industry articles to give some in depth analysis and information on why and what the closure of Google Plus means to all of us.

  • Closure of Google+: everything you need to know (The Guardian)
  • Google is Shutting Down Google+, Admits Low Consumer Adoption (Search Engine Journal)
  • Google shutting down Google+ after exposing data of up to 500,000 users (CNET)

To learn more about social media marketing visit and check out a few of these Emarketing blog posts on social media tactics, news and updates:

Goodbye Google+… Thanks for the digital memories.


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