You have probably heard this recently, but your Google+ account will go away on the 2nd of April 2019. The process of shutting down will begin soon, but how will this really affect you?
In December 2018, Google announced that they would shut down their Google+ social network once and for all because there’s low usage and it’s a challenge to maintain a successful product when they cannot meet the expectations of their clients. Then, on the 30th of December, we found the date when they will shut down the site: the 2nd of April 2019.
You can save your photos
On that date, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will go away, and the company will start deleting content from the accounts. All the photos and Album Achieves will also go away. You can download and save your content from there, but you need to do it before April. It’s worth mentioning that photos and videos that are backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.
It will not all disappear at once
This entire process of deleting content will take a few months, and some of the content may survive this time. Let’s take a clear example: users can see some parts of their Google+ account by using the activity log. Some may remain visible to G Suite users until the content is completely deleted.
Why hasn’t Google+ worked?
Google+ couldn’t really compete with Facebook or Twitter. It was supposed to challenge these 2 in social networking competition. If it were successful, it could have been a social component that could’ve connect to Google’s various products. However, the platform was never that popular. There were 111 million active profiles on Google+ and about 6.7 million users who only had about 50 posts – ever. Facebook has every day 1.5 billion active users.
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