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Why did Google stop Google+?

Discussion in 'Google' started by luke198824, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. luke198824

    luke198824 Newbie
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    Douse anyone know why Google stopped Google+ as I enjoyed using it a lot?
     

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

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  3. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Presumably the same reason they stopped Reader. And Inbox. And any number of other services which were embraced by a highly vocal and passionate userbase and were unceremoniously shut down.

    Because Google is fickle.
     
  4. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    Meh, G+ wasn't embraced by the masses and near its end a data breach was discovered, so it was easier to just get rid of it.
     
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    A few liked it a lot. Most never used it.
    I think the bottom line was that it wasn't scraping enough extra information about Google account holders to be worth the effort.
     
  6. luke198824

    luke198824 Newbie
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    Google+ is still for workers and other company's but not the customers like us and I don't know why Google has it still going for the workers and others company's but not customers.
     
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    There was very little take up and some reputational risk (though they'd already announced that they were closing it when the data leak mentioned above happened - that may have accelerated it though).

    Anyway it's gone. Google do this to a lot of products. It's really not worth getting too invested in any new thing they introduce.
     
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  8. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast

    tbh, Inbox was really good. I wouldn't mind if they killed the old Gmail client and kept Inbox...
     
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  9. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    They didn't make Google+ just for fun, it was a serious product that doesn't work as expected. Maintaining an useless product is a waste of time and resources.
     
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  10. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Agreed. When they inevitably launch their next great social networking service I will not be getting nearly as invested as I did in Google+. It was naive of me to put so much into a free Google service and losing it really burned me.
     
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  11. Therythe

    Therythe Lurker

    They (Google) wanted to do the new Facebook, but they failed... That's why no reason to invest and upgrade Google+
     
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  12. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    G+ was good for groups but that's it.

    For a social media competitor to Facebook, they gave up like everything else they have tried lol. They can't even decide on a text messaging app.
     
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  13. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    I forgot about that and really liked it! They should have kept it. I use Feedly now but just liked Reader. Le sigh
     
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  14. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    :)
     
  15. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I think it wasn't making enough money compared to Facebook. What good is making a few 100's of millions of dollars while Facebook is pulling in billions a year?
    I swear that 1st million a week makes anyone crazy greedy.
     
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  16. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert


    Call me cheap but I'd gladly take just one of those millions. :)

    Yes , You make a good point.
     
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