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Google to Shut Down Google+ Earlier Than Expected

December 10, 2018 / Matt Southern

Google is shutting down Google+ four months earlier than originally planned following a second data breach. It was announced back in October that Google+ would be shut down in August 2019 due to a data breach affecting 500,000 users. A significantly larger data breach was discovered this past November, impacting 52.5 million users. As a result, Google is expediting the process of sunsetting Google+, which is now scheduled for April 2019. In addition, all Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days. For those concerned that their data may have fallen into the wrong hands, Google says there is no evidence of misuse.