• Home
  • Global News
  • Google+ shutting down on April 2, here’s how to download your photos, other content
Google+ shutting down on April 2, here’s how to download your photos, other content
Global  
Hindustan Times

Google+ is shutting down for consumers on April 12. Here’s step-by-step guide to download your content including photos and videos from the social networking platform.
 

 

Google’s social networking platform, Google+, is shutting down for consumers. After April 2, 2019, Google will delete all the content including photos, videos and posts from your account. Ahead of the shut down, Google will bar users from creating new profiles, pages, communities or events from February 4.
 
In October last year, Google had announced shutting down the social networking platform after its engineers found the APIs to be “challenging to develop and maintain.” The company also discovered a critical bug in one of the Google+ People APIs. Another security breach, discovered in December, affected 52.5 million Google+ accounts.
 
“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 recognise there are implications for developers, we want to ensure the protection of our users,” said the company in a blog post.
 
If you’re a Google+ user, here’s how you can save your data from getting deleted.
 
How to download all your Google+ data
 
Google is allowing users to download an archive of the entire Google+ data, including content from circles, communities and even +1s. The archive also includes your images and videos uploaded on the social networking platform.
 
Step 1 Visit the Download data page. Ensure all the data is pre-selected.
 
Step 2 Choose a file type.
 
Step 3 Select the download format depending upon your preference
 
Step 4 Click on create archive
 
Step 5 You can also choose to download specific Google+ data
 
G Suite users, admins
 
 

 

Note that Google isn’t shutting down for enterprise users. In fact, Google says it will continue to make investments in Google+ for enterprise users.
 
“This means that for those of you who use Google+ as part of G Suite, your accounts will remain active. G Suite users include businesses who pay for its services and educational institutions and other organisations that use G Suite at no cost,” the company said in a blog post.

 
 


 
 


 
More in Global
9 Things Bosses Do That Make Great Employees Quit

Throughout my nursing career, I spent my share of time in both the role of the employee and supervisor. One thing I recall clearly is the fact that I always had p...

Recently posted . 16 views

Putin: We'll target USA if Washington deploys missiles in Europe

HIGHLIGHTS   *Russia will respond to any deployment of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in ...

Recently posted . 10 views

Is your guy addicted to porn? You could be at risk of THIS disorder

A new study suggests that women whose male partners watch porn frequently are at a greater risk of developing eating disorders.

Recently posted . 8 views

Why do zebras have stripes? Scientists finally figure out the answer

Researchers on Wednesday described experiments demonstrating that horse flies have a difficult time landing on zebras while easily landing on uniformly coloured hor...

Recently posted . 6 views

Pakistan PM eats, President forgets to stand during speech: Comedy of ...

he Pakistani government had organised a state lunch to welcome Crown Prince Salman during his recent visit. Pakistan President Arif Alvi, the Saudi prince and Imran...

Recently posted . 5 views

 
 
 

Prashnavali

Thought of the day

झूला जितना पीछे जाता है, ठीक उसी के बराबर उतना ही आगे भी आता है। इसी तरह सुख और दुख दोनों ही जीवन में बराबर आते और जाते हैं । जिन्दगी का झूला अगर पीछे जाए तो डरिए मत, वह आगे भी आएगा ।
Anonymous