As we say farewell to Google+ in Socialbakers Suite, we’d like to share some key updates and timelines for a smooth transition.
In October 2018, Google announced they would be closing down the consumer version of Google+ and its APIs. They shared the following timeline and information:
On March 7, 2019, all Google+ APIs will be shut down. It's a progressive shutdown beginning in late January, with calls to these APIs starting to intermittently fail as early as January 28, 2019. The consumer Google+ experience will conclude in April 2019.
The most commonly used APIs that are being shut down include:
- Google+ REST API
- Google+ Web API
- Google+ Android SDK
- Google+ Domains API
- Google+ Pages API
To learn more about the sunsetting of Google+, please consult the following articles from Google:
Google+ and Socialbakers Suite
What does this news mean for the usage of Socialbakers Suite for Google+?
Since Google+ will be shut down, any Suite functionality that caters to Google+ will no longer be available, including: adding Google+ social profiles, publishing to Google+, and community management for Google+.
You will no longer be able to add Google+ social profiles to Suite or schedule and publish for Suite’s Publisher starting on January 23rd. Complete removal of Google+ from Socialbakers Suite will occur on April 30th.
Historical data for Community and Publisher will be available until the end of April. The open social profile slot will be available.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org