Google Officially Started Shutting Google+ Accounts of Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Sundar Pichai

Tajammul Pangarkar
Tajammul Pangarkar

Updated · Apr 5, 2019

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Google finally started deleting the Google+ accounts on Tuesday which was long-promised. Now, the profiles of high-powered Google executives are also being deleted and vanishing from the view of people. Accounts of executives like Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Sundar Pichai, Eric Schmidt, etc. are now being deleted. However, the company could not take screenshots of the profile of Larry Page before deleting it.

Shutting down of the Google+ accounts will wash away vital company history and thus, years of work. Google+ was not much profitable because of its low usage and also because it turned out to be Google’s security liability; it had disclosed important data leaks which could expose the information of the users to developers. This was one of the reasons why Google decided to close Google+ and for good reason. The company took four long months to take the final decision and so, Google+ will end in August instead of April now.

Google says that there is no evidence which shows that developers took advantage of this exposed data. Google+ had failed to meet the expectations of the company about mainstream pickup and user growth. Their team had put lots of efforts to build Google+ but it had not progressed enough and there was a limited user interaction. A spokesperson from Google added that 90% user sessions on Google+ were less than 5 seconds.

Though, Google+ never became an application that could challenge Facebook, yet, it had a small number of loyal customers for many years. For topic-based discussions, people used Google+ and it provided a sustainable platform. The profiles of the high-powered executives like Sergey Brin included silly selfies while skydiving and even while making pancake recipe. A lot of information will be lost. Also, losing accounts of these executives is like the vanishing posts of CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. Screenshots of some vital information on Google+ are being taken and are preserved on the new site of the Google Company.

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar is a CMO at Prudour Pvt Ltd. Tajammul longstanding experience in the fields of mobile technology and industry research is often reflected in his insightful body of work. His interest lies in understanding tech trends, dissecting mobile applications, and raising general awareness of technical know-how. He frequently contributes to numerous industry-specific magazines and forums. When he’s not ruminating about various happenings in the tech world, he can usually be found indulging in his next favorite interest - table tennis.