Google has become synonymous with almost all things that connect us via internet, except social media.
In December 2018, Google announced that it would shut down it’s social media platform, Google+, in April 2019; as a result of low usage of the platform among consumers and a security breach. They explained that the shutdown process will happen gradually in the months leading to April, giving users time to transition their Google+ content to personal data storage devices and services.
Google+ started shutdown measures in January 2019, by removing the Google+ Sign-in button from certain sites, but the process officially began in February.
G Suite will remain active and will be getting a new look and features. Google+ content will be visible until Google+ is deleted in April. Users are encouraged to contact their G Suite administrator for additional information.
Developers using the Google+ API or Sign-in, were notified in January about how the shutdown will impact them- and are “strongly encouraged to search and remove Google+ dependencies from their applications”.
For additional information on the Google+ Shutdown, Google has an FAQ to address specific questions and concerns.