Goodbye Google Plus

Google Plus is being shut down today, what does it mean for your business website?

by | Apr 2, 2019 | Digital Business

So today marks the last day of Google+ as it is being shut down today.  At the end of 2018 it was announced it would cease to exist on April 2nd, 2019.

Google+ users will see their account and pages deleted from today.

This marks the end of an 8 year attempt by Google to take on Facebook.

From Google:

“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.

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.

From all of us on the Google+ team, thank you for making Google+ such a special place. We are grateful for the talented group of artists, community builders, and thought leaders who made Google+ their home. It would not have been the same without your passion and dedication.”

What’s the impact for your business?

If, like us, you are a Google Suite subscriber then you can continue to use Google + within your organisation.  If you really, really wanted to.

What does this mean for your business website?

Not much really – but we would advise removing any “Social Sharing” options that include G+ as that’s not the best from a user experience perspective.  If you need help doing that, please get in touch.