Google has finally decided to shut down Google+. Although they announced it last October, the last nail in the coffin will be put on the 2nd of April. Here’s the full FAQ in which Google provides details and updates regarding the shutdown.
They have already stopped allowing people from creating new profiles from February and now it will be shut down for “Most” of the people. By most of the people, we mean those who don’t use the G-suite. Google is still somehow trying to milk Google+ (can’t blame them though) and add it to the G-Suite. According to Google, it will be like a private & secure social network where the team can share ideas, projects, and updates in real time.
Be informed that your photos & videos on Google Photos will not be deleted.
And if you want to download the data from your Google+ account before Google shuts it down completely, click here. Take note that downloading your data doesn’t delete it, so here’s where Google provides Instructions for deleting your data.
- Make sure you download all your important data from Google + account, including data on album archives and pages.
- Delete the Google+ Icon from your website
- De-activate any auto-post settings for Google+ in your WordPress plugins.
- Remove any schema markup that is linked to your Google+ identities.