Discussion in 'Google' started by luke198824, Sep 22, 2019.
Douse anyone know why Google stopped Google+ as I enjoyed using it a lot?
cuz nobody used it. i started to use it then kind of drifted off. at the time i was a heavy user of facebook and instagram. now not so much in facebook and only sometimes am i on instagram or twitter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
tbh, Inbox was really good. I wouldn't mind if they killed the old Gmail client and kept Inbox...
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.
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.
They (Google) wanted to do the new Facebook, but they failed... That's why no reason to invest and upgrade Google+
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.
I forgot about that and really liked it! They should have kept it. I use Feedly now but just liked Reader. Le sigh