Do you use Google+ for at least part of your social media activities?
If so, you won’t be able to use it for much longer.
Google has has announced that the consumer division of Google+ will be slowly phased out over the next 10 months, and fully “retired” by the end of August 2019.
This news shouldn’t come as a shock to most folks because Google+ really never took off in the marketplace as a viable alternative to Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media platforms.
Google has stated that the shutdown of Google+ will only be for private consumers (i.e. regular users like you and me). It will still be available for enterprise users (i.e. large companies).
Truth be told, I’ve had a Google+ account for several years but I’ve never really used it all that much because my posts receive so much more engagement on Facebook and Twitter.
But that being said, I do know a few people personally who use it all the time and love it.
Bottom line: If you have photos and other info stored in a Google+ account that you really don’t want to lose, you’ll need to either download it to a local computer or mobile device or transfer it to some form of cloud storage sometime within the next 10 months.
I’m curious as to how this move will affect you, if at all.
Do you currently use Google+? If so, will you miss it when it’s gone?
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