Published: Fri, February 01, 2019
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Google+ is shutting down - What you need to know

Google+ is shutting down - What you need to know

On April 2, Google will begin deleting everything associated with Google+ on the consumer side.

Starting April 2, 2019, Google+ accounts and pages will be taken offline. Keep in mind that any photos and videos that are backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

One is Google's own data exporter - which, by the way, you can use to manage or archive any Google-housed content you have. Circles are your friends and contacts on Google+, Communities are the groups you joined and their posts, and the Google+Stream is all of your personal posts, +1s within the site, and comments on other users' posts.

Now you've got an exact deadline for saving any photos or videos you put on it.

Google announced the impending demise of Google+ in October 2018, seven years after it first launched. Some Google+ sign-in buttons may be replaced with a Google sign-in button.

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First published January 31 at 7:00 a.m. PT. Update, Feb. 1 at 7:29 a.m. PT: Notes Google's email to users regarding profile creation.

Google+ content will start vanishing on April 2, the company said Wednesday. The entire process will take a few months, and some content may remain during this period.

Google+ accounts for G Suite customers will remain active and will receive new features along with an interface overhaul in the near future. Here are some of the changes G Suite's user base may experience with the shutdown of the consumer version of Google+.

March 7: The ability to leave comments via your Google+ account will be removed from other sites by this day. Google says that old versions of the app will no longer be supported.

There's plenty more info at the source link below, if you're interested. Myself and the staff at Techaeris are all original Google+ users and we're sad to see the doors closing. You can use the company's Takeout program to back up some of your data, but Google is also providing a Google+ backup tool that will do a more thorough job.

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