The last thoughtless Google product to get to the date of death is Google+. Google's controversial Facebook clone is closed on April 2. Google has been supporting this service for years, but in October it was executed after a leak was discovered. We now have a specific date for closing the service.
The Google Support page provides information on how G + Shutdown will be interrupted and not just a freeze site. The entire site will be removed and everything will be deleted. "On April 2, your Google+ account and all Google+ pages you create will be closed and we'll begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts," the page is being read.
The whole process of extinction sounds cruel. It won't be just the entire Google+ site that will be removed from the Internet – Google + enabled comments on Blogger and other third-party sites will also be deleted. Google+ users need to load and save everything they can do with this page by April.
Google+ was Google's panic reaction to the growth of Facebook and other social networks. In 2011, Google saw Facebook as an existential threat. What if people stopped searching and simply asked their friends good website and product recommendations? Nowadays it sounds funny, but then Google was thinking about the social future, and Google's then executive director Larry Lap attracted all employee bonuses with Google+ success. As a result, Google employees forced Google+ into every other Google product, whether it makes sense. At one point, the Google CEO described this service as a "similar version of Google". Google must now remove Google + tentacles from all its products.
Using all integration with other products, Google warns that excluding Google+ will not be a fast process: "Deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts, Google+ pages, and album archives will take a few months and content may stay through this time." The Google Support page says: "For example, users can still see parts of their Google+ account through their activity log, and some consumer Google+ content may remain visible to G Suite users until the user is deleted by Google+."
Although April 2 is the end date of the profile leasing, Google+'s downgrade will start pretty soon. You will not be able to create new Google+ profiles or communities from February 4th. Google says that third-party sites and apps that use the Google+ sign-in button will no longer work in the "coming weeks" and that third parties must switch to a non-Google + sign-in version of Google. Comments on Google + will be removed from Blogger on February 4th and from third-party sites on March 7th.
Google has been supporting Google+ for some time, and today the service is not fully integrated into the Google Network, as it has been before. Google Photos and Google Hangouts were once part of Google+ and are now separate services. At one point, Google+ had a mandatory YouTube comment, and now it is not. The service was removed from Google Play Store, Gmail, and Google Search.
Google is another product in the list of services Google is about to suspend. Google's inbox will die in March before closing Google+. Google Hangouts will start running in October to use G Suite users, and in 2020 it is expected to end when the consumer stops. In the future, I suspect we're going to talk about the death of Google Play music, which is likely to be merged with YouTube music at some point. It will be a tough year to be a Google user.