Google+ was due to be shut down in August 2019 and now it has been announced that it will be shut down earlier in April of next year.
Google has revealed a new data breach in Google+ which has affected around 52.5 million users, so the search giant will now shot it down four months earlier than planned.
We’ve recently determined that some users were impacted by a software update introduced in November that contained a bug affecting a Google+ API. We discovered this bug as part of our standard and ongoing testing procedures and fixed it within a week of it being introduced. No third party compromised our systems, and we have no evidence that the app developers that inadvertently had this access for six days were aware of it or misused it in any way.
With the discovery of this new bug, we have decided to expedite the shut-down of all Google+ APIs; this will occur within the next 90 days. In addition, we have also decided to accelerate the sunsetting of consumer Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019. While we recognize there are implications for developers, we want to ensure the protection of our users.
You can find out more details about Google+ being shut down over at their website at the link below.
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