Designed to compete with Facebook, Google+ first launched in June 2011. Users happily created profiles, built circles and joined communities. Chats, hangouts and huddles followed suit and the future looked bright. However, despite a strong start, user engagement waned and security concerns increased. Faced with a dwindling following and a variety of security breaches, Google made the decision to shut down, or “sunset” Google+.
Effective April 2, 2019, Google will begin deleting your content. Of course, the process of deleting photos and videos will not happen instantly and in fact, will likely take a few months. However, to be safe, we highly recommend setting aside time now to download and save important files. To begin:
Go to the Download Your Data Page and sign-in
Choose a file type
Choose how you would prefer your data delivered (Downloadable link via email, added to your drive, added to Dropbox or added to Microsoft OneDrive)
Click Create Archive
For Google+ Pages content, be sure to login as the Google+ page.
Keep in mind, downloading your content, does not delete your Google+ profile. Visit this link to learn how to Delete your Google+ Profile.
Worried about losing precious photos? RW Networks Inc. is ready to assist. Book a Google+ support call today.