Google Plus is Marked for Death

Google Plus is Dying
Google Plus
June 28, 2011 – April 2, 2019

Google plus is shutting its eDoors April 2, 2019 due to low usage and maintenance challenges according to a Google issued document. Google has provided a way to download data from Google Plus and if your company is a G Suite customer, Google Plus for your G Suite account should remain active. The full report from Google is below.

“In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations. We want to thank you for being part of Google+ and provide next steps, including how to download your photos and other content.

On April 2nd, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will be shut down and we will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in your Album Archive and your Google+ pages will also be deleted. You can download and save your content, just make sure to do so before April. Note that photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

The process of deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts, Google+ Pages, and Album Archive will take a few months, and content may remain through this time. For example, users may still see parts of their Google+ account via activity log and some consumer Google+ content may remain visible to G Suite users until consumer Google+ is deleted.

As early as February 4th, you will no longer be able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events. See the full FAQ for more details and updates leading up to the shutdown.

If you’re a Google+ Community owner or moderator, you may download and save your data for your Google+ Community. Starting early March 2019, additional data will be available for download, including author, body, and photos for every community post in a public community. Learn more

If you sign in to sites and apps using the Google+ Sign-in button, these buttons will stop working in the coming weeks but in some cases may be replaced by a Google Sign-in button. You’ll still be able to sign in with your Google Account wherever you see Google Sign-in buttons. Learn more

If you’ve used Google+ for comments on your own or other sites, this feature will be removed from Blogger by February 4th and other sites by March 7th. All your Google+ comments on all sites will be deleted starting April 2, 2019. Learn more

If you’re a G Suite customer, Google+ for your G Suite account should remain active. Contact your G Suite administrator for more details. You can also expect a new look and new features soon. Learn more

If you’re a developer using Google+ APIs or Google+ Sign-in, click here to see how this will impact you.

From all of us on the Google+ team, thank you for making Google+ such a special place. We are grateful for the talented group of artists, community builders, and thought leaders who made Google+ their home. It would not have been the same without your passion and dedication.” (Google February 8, 2019

Money & Power

Money & Power
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KES Design Group, an accounting firm located in Cleveland, OH has officially launched their blog, Money & Power! Enjoy your visit and browse through articles written to provide entrepreneurs and business owners information about starting and running a successful business.

This blog was born out of the idea that knowledge is power and hopefully, we can pass on some of our knowledge to you and help to cultivate a powerful world!

Sort through the business topics and read insightful business articles that touch on subjects like business financing, acquiring business grants, resources for minority owned businesses and more.

Share your experiences and expertise with us or just join the discussion.

Kelli Owens

President & CFO