With news doing rounds in October ‘18 of Google sun setting one of their apps, they didn’t quite specify when. Google+ was created to compete with different social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to help people connect and share their common interest online. However, the app didn’t go well as planned and the use was restricted by brands to help support their Google ranking through backlinks. The social networking app that kick-started in July 2011 was initially used to support and link Google accounts of individuals so that the platform can be all interlinked and can be used as a social network.
Google has posted directions that explain how users can download archives of their Google+ content that they might have once posted to preserve it after Google has begun the deletion process. Any files stored in Google Drive or stored or backed up in Google Photos will not be affected. The support team from Google even passed an official statement on their help page about how and when the app would shut and exactly what traces of the app will remain or diminish. They also clarified that other services from Google will not be hindered and will be fully functional. The G-suit users will have access to all their photos even after the app is dissolved.
The app’s help page gave an official verdict that stated the reason and said, ‘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.” Earlier in 2018, a survey was done by Google themselves stated that a November update by the app holders had some bug. In context to that, they said, “Our investigation into the impact of the bug is ongoing. We have confirmed that the bug impacted approximately 52.5 million users in connection with a Google+ API.”
All your personal and business accounts will bid Google+ a goodbye. Hope you’ve backed up your content.