Google Plus: The end
As far back as 2012, I was wondering aloud whether Google Plus was dead in the water. And in 2015, I shared that Google was divesting itself of its “Facebook killer.” The Internet giant, of course, announced earlier this year that the ax was finally falling. If you have content over there that you’d like to save, you have until the end of the month. From Google’s announcement:
This is a reminder that on April 2, 2019 we’re shutting down consumer Google+ and 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.
Downloading your Google+ content may take time, so get started before March 31, 2019.
No other Google products (such as Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive, YouTube) will be shut down as part of the consumer Google+ shutdown, and the Google Account you use to sign in to these services will remain. Note that photos and videos already backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.
For more information, see the full Google+ shutdown FAQ.