The social networking site will be shutting down.
If you’re still one of the few that still use Google+, then you better make a backup of your data as Google has announced that it will be shutting down the service following a recent data breach that left more than 500,000 user accounts exposed.
Google is said to have known about the breach since March of this year but did not announce anything in public, saying it’s not serious enough to inform everyone. “Our Privacy and Data Protection Office reviewed this issue, looking at the type of data involved, whether we could accurately identify the users to inform, whether there was any evidence of misuse and whether there were any actions a developer or user could take in response,” it said in a recent statement.
Google+ was originally launched on 2011 as a main competitor to other social networking website like Facebook. It made it easier since you only need a Google account to sign, which many users already have, with most using Gmail. But Google+ didn’t really take off, which more users quickly drawn to other services like Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram.
If you still still use Google+, it’s best that you back up any pictures or data that you may have, before Google finally purges it.
Goodbye, Google+, it was a good run.