The latest Google product that has received the death date is Google+. Google's controversial Facebook clone will shut down on April 2nd. Google has been abandoning the service for years, but the site has given a death sentence in October after the discovery of data leak was published. Now we have a specific closing date for the service.
The Google Support page accurately describes how G + shutdown will be reduced, not just freezing posts on your site. The entire page will be removed and everything will be deleted. "On April 2, your Google+ account and all of the Google+ pages you've created will be closed and we will start deleting content from your Google+ accounts," says the page.
The whole process of erasing sounds brutally. It will not only be the entire Google+ site that will be deleted from the Internet – comments on Google+ in Blogger and on other third-party sites will be deleted. Google+ users must download and save everything they can by April, which they can do through this site.
Google+ was the panic response of Google to the rise of Facebook and other social networks. In 2011, Google saw Facebook as an existential threat. What if people stopped searching and asked friends about good sites and product recommendations? Sounds funny today, but then Google thought the future was the future, and then Google's CEO Larry Page linked all of the employee bonuses with Google+ success. That's why Google forces Google+ on every other Google product, whether it makes any sense or not. At one time, Google's service is described as "kind as the next version of Google". Now Google needs to remove Google Pipes from all of its products.
With all the integration into other products, Google warns that closing Google+ will not be a quick process: "Deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts, Google+ pages, and album archives will take several months, and content can stay up to this time." The Google Support page reads: "For example, users can still see parts of their Google+ account through activity logs, and some Google+ content users may remain visible to G Suite users until Google+ consumers are deleted."
Although April 2, which leaves profile data, Google+ suspension will start soon. From February 4 you will not be able to create new Google+ profiles or communities. Google says that sites and third-party apps that use the Google+ signup button will stop working "in the coming weeks," and that third parties should switch to the Google version of the Google+ sign-in button. Comments on Google+ will be downloaded from Blogger on February 4, and on third-party sites on March 7th.
Google has been giving up Google+ for some time, and today the service is not as much integrated into Google as it was in the past. Google Photos and Google Hangouts were once part of Google+, and are now self-contained. At one time, Google+ was obliged to comment on YouTube, but it is not now. The service is similarly deintegrated from Google Play, Gmail, and Google searches.
Google+ is another product on the list of services Google plans to close soon. Before closing Google+, Google Inbox will die in March. Google Hangouts will begin to decline in October for G Suite users, and consumer exclusion is expected somewhere in 2020. In the future, I believe we will talk about the death of Google Play music, which is expected to connect with YouTube music to some points. It will be a difficult year to be a Google user.