Today Google has officially announced the social network Google+ will be shutting down in April 2019 instead of August 2019. Google apparently suffered another data leak effecting 52.5 million users. The shut-down of all Google+ APIs will occur within the next 90 days.
We will sunset all Google+ APIs in the next 90 days. Developers can expect to hear more from us on this topic in the coming days, and can stay informed by continuing to check the Google+ developer page.
We have also decided to accelerate sunsetting consumer Google+, bringing it forward from August 2019 to April 2019. We want to give users ample opportunity to transition off of consumer Google+, and over the coming months, we will continue to provide users with additional information, including ways they can safely and securely download and migrate their data.
For all Second Life and OpenSim communities that are on Google+ now is the time I think to start moving to other networks. The transition period starts now so download data and backup what you can.
Hopefully there will be a good social network big enough to reconnect everyone up again instead of everyone spreading out all over the place.
I’ve now removed Google+ connections from my blog.