Google's social networking service, Google+, is finally being replaced with Google Currents for G Suite users today. The Android and iOS apps will receive the rebranding and a few new features.
After announcing that it was killing off its failed social network back in October, Google today finally shut down its Google+ service. If you want, you can still download your data.
Google has announced the exact date on which it will begin shutting down its barely-used Google+ platform. Content will be deleted on April 2, and Google+ APIs will stop working on March 7.
Google today announced another bug in its Google+ API that impacted 52.5 million users, so the company will be shutting down the service in April, rather than in August as it originally planned.
Google is finally shutting down its failed social network, Google+, but the reason is probably one that you didn't expect. The company leaked users' personal data between 2015 and earlier this year.
The European Union has congratulated Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google for their work on combating illegal hate speech on the platforms. The EU said improvements were still needed though.
Google says it's looking for people "as passionate for Google+ as we are", to join its beta program and test out new features for its social networking platform, ahead of their general release.
In a world where social media is pretty much dominated by Facebook, Google looks to the 'Zuckerberg of the underground world' as one of the key assets in its new social networking strategy.
Google has recently revamped its social networking service Google+. The update focuses on two features, Collections, and Communities. It also aims to make the experience simple and easy for its users.
Google Photos is celebrating a five month milestone by offering 11 fun facts about the service. Not surprising, the service has 100 million users and people love to photograph dogs.
After announcing changes to its Google+ platform earlier this year, the search giant has now revealed that its Google+ Photos app will shut down next month, beginning with the Android version.
From Office for Mac and the Snapdragon 820, to Universal Apps, big balloons, Spartan screenshots, ageing selfies, and groovy giveaways, enjoy a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Google+ is finally being killed off and its organs are being donated to other projects. So far, Photos and Streams have been spun off into a separate product, while Hangouts is expected to follow soon
Google has completely (and unexpectedly) removed all authorship functionality and Google+ integration from its search results and webmaster tools, saying that it was 'distracting' for the users.
Former Microsoft executive Vic Gundotra, who left the company eight years ago to join Google, has announced he is departing the company after helping to lead development of Google+.
Google has rolled out an update to Gmail allowing users to send emails to Google+ users without knowing their email address, while at the same time keeping their own address hidden from the recipient.
Behold: the parody video Microsoft probably wishes it could release as part of its 'Scroogled' campaign, introducing Google BlackMail: "Either sign up for Google+ or we release all your private info!"
No stranger to controversy, Google chairman Eric Schmidt has struck again, saying that high-end Android phones "have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface" than iPhones.
YouTube is responding to requests to improve the comments sections of videos by further integrating with Google+, bringing features like private conversations with users in your Circles.
Microsoft will hold a press conference in Cologne, Germany as part of its presences at the Gamescom convention on August 20th, where the company will likely reveal more about their Xbox One plans.
Google made quite a few announcements today during its Google I/O keynote, but rumors that the company would reveal details about Android 4.3 during the event didn't materialize.
Google have unified the free storage that they give users for Google Drive, Google+ photos and Gmail into one, allowing everyone 15GB of shared space. Google Apps for enterprise now have 30GB.
Google is retiring its Meebo Bar on June 6 after acquiring the service last year to focus more on its Google+ Sign-In development and to grow its social network.
Google is set to unveil "Babble" which will integrate all of their chat services into one place. Babble will compete with iMessage and BBM, and highlights Google's new focus on simplicity.
In a new interview, Microsoft vice president Frank Shaw took some time to poke some fun at Google+, saying, "... a party with my Google+ friends, I could probably have in a rowboat."
Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page has made a bold statement against Facebook in an interview, saying they do a "really bad job on their products" without elaborating much further
Google+, the often-mocked social media platform, may by "crazy like a fox" as features from the tool merge into other Google offerings. Do you find yourself using Google+ more as time goes on?
Google announced that its Google+ social networking service has 135 million users "active in just the stream" along with 235 million that are active across Google and 500 million that have upgraded.
Bradley Horowitz has openly stated that he feels Facebook is "pissing off users" by spamming advertizements on people's personal feeds. He insists that Google is handling advertizements a lot better.
Google has implemented its Google Plus social network into the Google Play store in hopes of allowing application reviews on the store to become more reliable and accurate.
Google's social network has reached 100 million active monthly users according to Google, with a total user number of over 400 million users since its launch in June 2011.
Google's product team remains committed to adding new features to the service, including custom URLs to help denote an official or famous account as necessary.
After Apple managed to gain an injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, Android fans took to Google's social network to make their voices heard.
Google announced today that it now has over 250 million accounts signed up for its Google+ service and 150 million of them are active, with about 50 percent signing in every day.
Flipboard, the popular iOS news-reader app, has finally been officially released for the Android operating system. This includes versions for the Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble Nook tablets as well.
Unlike Twitter and Facebook, Google+ currently lacks much of an incentive to generate use. So what is Google doing to solve its problem? So far, nothing.
Google+ is finally getting ready to add an events feature, according to recent information and screenshots. The feature has oddly been missing since the social network launched last year.
Google has announced the launch of Google+ Local, which replaces its Google Places service and offers users a way to rate local restaurants, shops and other places while also using Zagat's reviews.
The Google development team have released another redesign for the not-as-popular-as-they'd-like-it-to-be social network's Android application, bringing in some more Holo influences.
BioWare and EA have announced that Dragon Age Legends, their spin-off of the fantasy RPG for social networking sites like Facebook and Google+, will shut down on June 18th.