Google announced: The end of Google+ is scheduled for August 2019. By announcing this new failure – Google isn’t close – the firm also announced news that shouldn’t please everyone: Since 2015, a flaw has exposed 500,000 accounts to hacker attacks. Second, it was thus able to steal personal data such as e-mail address. But Google assures us that there is no reason to say that the flaw has actually been exploited. Google claims to have fixed it 6 months ago right after we discovered it. We explain in an article that this event may harm Google as an image and may cause a desire for regulation all over the world. Anyway, it is possible not to wait for the forced shutdown of the service to close your account yourself and recover your data.
Google+: how to delete an account
Note: If you want to recover your data first, follow the instructions in the next section first. “How to recover your personal data”.
To delete your Google+ account:
- Make sure you’re signed in to your Google.fr account – then you’ll see your other account in the top right
- To the left of your avatar is a bell symbol and another one representing nine small squares: click on it
- click Google+
- In the left bar, navigate to: Settings
- At the bottom of the page, click Delete your Google+ profile and follow the instructions
- Then you need to confirm the deletion and tick all the necessary boxes so that your profile is no longer visible on Google+.
Google+: how to recover your personal data
- Click this link to go to the Download your data page (Google Takeout)
- Check the following items:
- +1 button data
- Data from your Google+ circles
- Data from your Google+ communities
- Data from your Google+ feed
- click Follow bottom of the page and follow the instructions
Did you delete your Google+ account? Do you regret the disappearance of this social network? Share your views in the comments.