Clarifying the Confusion Over the Closing of Google+
What is Google+?
Google+, is a social networking site that was built by Google to compete with Facebook, but never really caught on. It is a feature of Google accounts. Google says it is closing down Google+ to concentrate on its enterprise (paid) version of it.
The truth is, Google+ was never popular and never had a substantial number of users; It was never the alternate to Facebook that Google thought it would be. In short, it was a failure,
What does the closing of Google+ mean to you?
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the closing of Google+, so we’re going to try to clear things up. Many of you are worried about this because Google is sending emails to everyone with a Google+ account. The way Google+ was set up, nearly everyone with a Google account automatically got a Google+ account though very few ever used it. But it’s important that you know that the closing of Google+ will not affect other features of your other Google account like Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar etc.
Google is in the process of shutting down Google+ and by April 2nd all Google+ accounts and all data connected with them, will be deleted. If you are a Google+ user, you can use Google Takeout to save your Google+ data should you want to do so. See this article to learn how.