Official Google+ Shutdown Announced for April 2019
According to Google+ Help, it has been decided that the social networking platform, Google+, will be shut down in April of 2019, citing “low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations.”
The official date has been determined as April 2nd, 2019, any Google+ accounts or pages previously created will be shut down, and all content left on the accounts and pages will be deleted. Google also explains how you can download and save your content to preserve it prior to the shutdown.
It should also be noted that consumers are already no longer able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities, or events, which went into effect on February 4th, 2019.
As a courtesy, ICU Investigations will continue to provide our clients with claimant/subject Google+ accounts while they are still active. The location of the accounts in our Internet Profile Reports, Background Investigations, etc. have since been moved down to the “Additional Websites” section if found. As of the shutdown, Google+ will be removed from our reports entirely.
For more information and if you have a Google+ account that you would like to retrieve data, photographs, content, etc. from, click the link below!