In December 2018,Google announced the 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.
On 2 April, Google+ accounts and any Google+ pages will be shut down and Google begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ Album Archives and on Google+ pages will also be deleted.
The process of deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts, Google+ pages and Album Archives will take a few months, and content may remain during this time. For example, users may still see parts of their Google+ account via activity log and some consumer Google+ content may remain visible to G Suite users until consumer Google+ is deleted.
From as early as 4 February, you’ll no longer be able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events.
If you’re a Google+ Community owner or moderator, you may download and save your data for your Google+ Community. Starting in early March 2019, additional data will be available for download, including author, body and photos for every community post in a public community.
If you sign in to sites and apps using the Google+ Sign-in button, these buttons will stop working in the coming weeks but in some cases may be replaced by a Google Sign-in button. You’ll still be able to sign in with your Google Account wherever you see Google Sign-in buttons.
If you’ve used Google+ for comments on your own or other sites, this feature will be removed from Blogger by 4 February and other sites by 7 March. All your Google+ comments on all sites will be deleted starting on 2 April 2019.
If you’re a G Suite customer, Google+ for your G Suite account should remain active. Contact your G Suite administrator for more details. You can also expect a new look and new features soon.
The Google+ team would like to thank users for making Google+ such a special place. We’re grateful for the talented group of artists, community builders and thought leaders who made Google+ their home. It wouldn’t have been the same without your passion and dedication.