Update, April 2, 2019 (11:15 AM ET): As indicated in the diagram below, today is the last day of the attacked Google+ social network, Google+. From the moment of publication of this update, Google+ still exists as a service, but the site can be interrupted at any time.
If you have not backed up data from your Google+ profile, this is the right time, because after today you will lose it forever. Continue reading for more information about the tools that Google offers to save all your images, messages and comments from Google+.
After you've done that, donate one for Google+. Rest in peace.
Original article, January 30, 2019 (05:02 PM ET): If you are considering joining the popular new social media platform Google+ next week, we have bad news: from February 4, coming Monday, it is not possible to create new Google+ consumer-level profiles.
Google revealed the end date for creating profiles in a new support article. The post also describes other notable dates that stand up for the previously announced planned demise of the besieged consumer version of the social network.
View the remarkable dates below:
Google offers you a variety of ways to prepare for closing Google+. You can use the company's Takeout program to back up some of your data, but Google also provides a tool for backing up to Google+, which will perform a more thorough task. The Google+ Exporter app exports your data and keeps everything organized. It is free for the most recent 3,000 messages in your Google+ profile.
It should be noted that Google+ is not going anywhere for G Suite users. In fact, the platform received a promise of new 2019 updates in October 2018.
Although the end of Google+ is undoubtedly sad, especially for the small subset of users who still use it every day, there is no way to do it now: Google+ is coming to an end. It's time to back up your data and move on.
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