Google+ is Shutting Down for Consumers on 2 April due to Security Breach

A security breach at one of the most popular giants Google’s leads to shutting down the social network Google+. This is the data breach that has happened to Google+ for the last 3 years.

Google+ was introduced in 2011 as the tech giant’s response to the rising social network phenomenon and as a rival to Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.

Unfortunately, though, it failed to gain traction despite Google’s unmeasurable efforts and backing to bring it up and boost its adoption.

Why the Google+ is Shutting Down?

Google+ is shutting down for consumers on 2 April due to Security Breach
R.I.P. Google Plus

This is a major question that arrives in the mind of many Google+ customers that why it is shutting down. But Google answer in a simple way, that it was just their maintenance-related issue. See below how does Google answer to this question :

Google+ is shutting down for consumers on 2 April due to Security Breach

Given the challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ that meets our consumer users’ expectations, we decided to sunset the consumer version of Google+. We’re committed to focusing on our enterprise efforts, and will be launching new features purpose-built for businesses. Read the announcement.

Google’s answer on Shutting Down of Google+

But recently happened 2 attacks on Google+ make Google Shutdown Google+ before August and the new date is 2nd April 2019. The death date of Google+ was last announced in December 2018.

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In a report, Google confesses that there is a bug in API which causes the security breach of around 52 million users.

Google also says that this breach does not provide data like personal information, names, or email to hackers. After the first attack on Google+ happened Google decided to shut down Google+ in August.

What Will Happen to Google+ Followers and Data ?


If you want to save Google Plus you can file a petition on to show your need and love toward Google Plus. A huge petition can change the thought of Google.

Since the whole Google+ account is in the schedule of deleting process so there will be no data and followers will remain after the deletion.

The deleting process will begin from the starting week of April, so Download and Save all of your Google+ data like Photos, Media, etc before it to be on the safe side. And for Google+ followers, keep posting about the shutdown and tell them to move to your new social networks like Facebook or Twitter.

This deletion of account does not affect your Media and Data stored in other Google Places like Google Drive or Google Photos, they are all safe at their places so no need to worry about them.

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Hence the Google+ is Shutting Down on 2 April so it’s a big problem for Bloggers and personal users. For bloggers, it is a chance to move all their userbases to another social network by 2 April. After that, there will be no way to connect to Google+ Followers.