News Google+ ending on April 2, 2019

UsandThem

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https://support.google.com/plus/answer/9195133

In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 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.
Google+ was on life support for so many years, so this isn't much of a surprise. I even accidentally stumbled across this news when in my Google account settings area.
 

corkyg

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I got an email from Google announcing it this AM. Don't see too much impact one way or the other.
 

EXCellR8

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Got the email too; honestly I'm not even sure what Google+ actually is/was.
 

corkyg

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I was only using Google/Finance to give me a free display of my stock portfolio. Now it is no longer - I switched to the free version of Morningstar. Adios Google Finance. :)
 
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Wow, the 12 or so people still using it are going to be bummed out.
 

UsandThem

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Got the email too; honestly I'm not even sure what Google+ actually is/was.
I think when it first launched, it was supposed to be a Facebook challenger. I think they might have overestimated their goal just a wee bit...... :p

I think I had one friend sign up for a Google+ account.
 

p00rhyan

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Yea, they are going to shutdown Google+ by April 2, 2019. I don't think it will affect the majority of people. Only the Blogspot bloggers will lose some comments on their blog posts.
Readers who wrote comments using Google plus profile will be removed. Those Google plus comments cannot be migrated to Blogger.
 

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