It’s True Google+ is shutting down 2018

Google+ is shutting its doors. It is closing down amidst much controversy. There is lots of hype and lots of stuff been said but yes. Google+ is finally shutting its doors on an era. What was another great sharing social media app also a great sharing website? This comes under tons of controversy most comparing this to a data breach not much like the one Facebook endured with the Cambridge analytics.  It seems sad actually to see it go.

It was Google and belonged to Google. However, I do believe they have a mind on bigger and better things to come. As we all know Google has a ton of stuff up its sleeves. I have a feeling they are creating something more spectacular. Why are they been so secretive? Now that does make me wonder.

Here is a rundown on what I think and what most are talking about.

Google will stop working with the buyer version of Google+ over the following ten months, the corporate writes in a diary post. This choice follows the revelation of an antecedently covert security flaw that exposed users’ profile information that was remedied in March 2018.

Google says Google+ presently has “low usage and engagement” which ninety % of Google+ user sessions last but 5 seconds. Still, the corporate plans to keep the service alive for enterprise customers who use it to facilitate speech communication amongst co-workers. New options are extended for that use, the corporate says.

Google is specializing in a “secure company social network,” that is odd considering this announcement comes aboard news that the corporate left profile details unprotected. Which to my amazement I don’t find odd at all.

IT’LL TAKE ten MONTHS to totally stop working this network and its services.  THE SERVICE additionally setting Google+, the corporate proclaimed new privacy changes for alternative Google service. API changes can limit developers’ access to information on mechanical mand devices and Gmail.

Developers can now not receive decision log and SMS permissions on mechanical mand devices and get in touch with interaction information won’t be accessible through the mechanical mand Contacts API. The very same conjointly API provided basic interaction information, like WHO you last messaged, which permission is additionally being revoked.

Ben Smith, Google fellow and VP of engineering, writes: “Only apps directly enhancing email functionality — such as email clients, email backup services and productivity services (e.g., CRM and mail merge services) — will be authorized to access this data.”

At the time, Suzanne Frey, the director of the company’s security, trust, & privacy division of Google Cloud, emphasized that users should review what apps have access to their accounts and revoke it if necessary. This seems to be something we need to do as too many apps can and will control your websites and Data.

These most recent changes are being attributed to an internal Google effort called Project Strobe, which involved a review of “third-party developer access to Google account and Android device data and of our philosophy around apps’ data access,” according to Google. Something I have noticed on a massive occasion myself. Happy to hear they are getting a grip of apps and the what they can do and can’t.

Seems like a good thing for us really and we all know Google loves a good old shake-up. Looking forward to what they have coming very soon.

2 thoughts on “It’s True Google+ is shutting down 2018”

  1. There is so much talk about this particular subject right now, so thank you for this informative article. With all the speculation around the breaches in these different platforms, it’s hard to know exactly why things are happening the way they are. I agree with you in that I feel they have something else up their sleeves for the future, but we will have to wait and see.

    I have to admit, because I am on so many social media platforms, I was not on Google+ that much and didn’t use it to the capacity I use my other social medias. Many bloggers feel it really helped as far as their article indexing, so it’s hard to believe another platform won’t take it’s place. We still have it around for a while longer, so I am sure people may be using it more than they had before before it shuts it doors.

    Once again, great article, Deborah.

    Keep up the great work.

    Kind Regards,

    • Hi,
      I thought I would write about it as there isn’t tons of information about it. I think a lot of people have mixed thoughts on this. Some are sorry to see it go and some arent. In retrospect. Google knows what they are doing. I can just feel them pulling something really spectacular out of the bag, as the saying goes. Let’s see what the future holds.

      Debs 🙂


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