Troubled Google+ Closing Down On 2 April 2019

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Troubled Google+ oh troubled social media. Last year on October 8 Google announced that they were shutting down Google+ by August 2019.

However that date has been accelerated because of an update to Google+ and its API that impacted some users. The date for shut down has been brought forward to 2 April 2019.

At that date Google will begin to shutdown any pages created and delete contents. This means all your page posts and photos will disappear.

Google cited significant challenges in the consumer version of the Google+ and its APIs.

The company also cited difficulties “involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations, as well as the platform’s low usage.”

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