- Nov 15, 2018
Today, Google clear date of April 2019 Google+ closed to maintenance and service purpose at least 5 to 6 months.
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. We want to thank you for being part of Google+ and provide next steps, including how to download your photos and other content.
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. You can download and save your content, just make sure to do so before April. Note that photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.
The process of deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts, Google+ Pages, and Album Archive will take a few months, and content may remain through this time. For example, users may still see parts of their Google+ account via activity log and some consumer Google+ content may remain visible to G Suite users until consumer Google+ is deleted.
As soon as the profit is minimal and no hope to increase it, there is no incentive to run that program.What I would love to get my hands on is the data on what it cost Google to run that program and why the financial professionals in the company felt that shutting it down was good for the health of the company.
They are still in a good shape:I don't believe it was because Google couldn't compete with Facebook. Facebook had already begun their decline at the start of Google+.
Facebook earnings, user base jump even as scandals grow
Facebook's spat with Apple on Wednesday shows it can't stay out of trouble. But the social network seems immune to scandals as well.
Monthly active users -- the number of people who log on to Facebook every month -- rose 9 percent year over year to 2.32 billion in the fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 31. User growth is crucial for Facebook, which makes its money by selling advertising targeted to user interests.
The rise in users comes as the company deals with yet another black eye. Overnight, Apple blocked a research app the social network was distributing to iPhone users, after it was discovered Facebook had sidestepped the review process. The Facebook Research app paid users between the ages of 13 to 35 up to $20 per month in exchange for letting Facebook access their phone and web activity, including personal messages.
I'd argue it's an older demographic who simply doesn't care about the data being extracted from them. More and more older people are joining Facebook to find long lost friends and acquaintances, and to stay in touch with family and friends. The bigger moneymaker for companies advertising are usually younger people, even if they may not have as much disposable income as older people. Though they're more likely to make purchases without consolidating all facts.
Not as much junk email, Paul. Yeesh, get with the times, man! You mean to tell me you don't enjoy going over the 10 emails Google sends out whinging for you to come back to a platform you have no recollection of ever using?Such as ?
This is the one and only only e-mail I got about it, and I most certainly do recall using it (while I worked for IB).Not as much junk email, Paul. Yeesh, get with the times, man! You mean to tell me you don't enjoy going over the 10 emails Google sends out whinging for you to come back to a platform you have no recollection of ever using?