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Google+ officially dies, a social network that will not be missed

Google to start deleting its social network Google+, starting today.

Suhail Sattar Suhail Sattar
New Delhi Published on: April 03, 2019 15:33 IST
Google+ officially dies, a social network that will not be missed
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Google+ officially dies, a social network that will not be missed

Google has finally started taking down its social network called Google+. Google will be deleting all customers account from its platform and is killing the entire platform as a part of its Spring Cleanup 2019. The tech giant decided to shut down Google+ due to recently discovered security bugs and low usage.

One of the security bugs was reported a few months back that ended up exposing millions of Google + users information to outside developers, for which Google decided to unplug the platform.

The process of completely deleting Google+ accounts will take few months as the content deletion will include videos and photos from Google+ archives. Google had decided to put an end to Google+ back in October 2018, as it had low user engagement. The decision to kill Google+ came as a result of a software design flaw that had exposed some private user data to third-party developers, which also included other occupations like age, gender and email address.

The flaw had been existing since 2015 that could have had affected up to five lakh Google+ accounts. Google had launched the social media platform in June 2011. Google recently also killed its email app called Inbox and the company went on to include some of the Inbox features to Gmail. Other than Inbox and Google+, the company also pulled down its messaging platform called Google Allo and the Google URL shortener tool.

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