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Google+ to be Shut Down on April 2nd

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Google+ will officially be shut down on April 2nd, 2019:

    On April 2nd, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will be shut down and we will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in your Album Archive and your Google+ pages will also be deleted. You can download and save your content, just make sure to do so before April. Note that photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

  2. ramomcferno

    Mystery is the secret ingredient Prestigious

    I liked the idea but it just didn't work out.
  3. Jonathan

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Verified

  4. Brent

    Destroy What You Create Prestigious

    A moment of silence for the 6 users still using it.
  5. DaydreamNation

    in a dream I saw you walking Supporter

  6. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

  7. Neon Light

    rage and love

    Wow I totally remember when this came out and was meant to take on Facebook.
    summertimejesus likes this.
  8. SuNDaYSTaR


    Oh, no.
  9. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    I'll bite—why did you like the idea in the first place? From my recollection, Google was so late to the game when this launched, that it seemed like a nuisance to me when they first announced it.
    ramomcferno likes this.
  10. Yes please I would love for the single most invasive corporation to host my social life.
  11. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

    Single most?
  12. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

    No, I would have said "second most" in that case. Just that socials are all generally horrible with user data.
  13. Yeah they’re all bad but google has so much of the average person’s data I don’t wanna add to that pile haha
    LightWithoutHeat likes this.
  14. ramomcferno

    Mystery is the secret ingredient Prestigious

    I really liked the circles idea. I liked the idea of compartmentalizing my friend groups, so that way if I wanted to post something to everyone, everyone could see it, but if I wanted to just post things to a certain group like family or close friends I could just post directly to that group. Maybe someone else did it better but I only use Facebook and Twitter so this seemed like a new, interesting concept to me.
  15. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Facebook has lists that you can use for that purpose (even though no one ever does). They've had that feature since before Google+ came out. Twitter has no sort of concept like that.

    My biggest objection to Google+ was Google shoving it down everyone's throats. Want to make a YouTube comment? Here, have a Google+ account. Want to keep using Picasa? Here, have a Google+ account. I can't tell you how many times I accidentally recreated my Google+ account doing something else on Google only to go back and delete it again.
    coleslawed likes this.