Google Plus Has Announced It Will Be Shutting Down After 500,000 User Accounts Have Been Reportedly Compromised
Google has announced that it will be shutting down Google+, expecting to cease the service operating by November 2019. This announcement has come after a report that a API bug exposed a profile data leak of Google Plus users using a variety of different apps. Though, Google has said the issues have been resolved.
The choice to phase out Google Plus came after Google launched an analysis of third-party developer access at the beginning of the year. The result seemingly verified what the corporation already knew that developers & consumers are not that interested in the platform. The service supposedly has low usage and engagement, with the mainstream user sessions lasting no more than 5 seconds.