(Q): Google+ shutdown question?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by 2DSGamerdude, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. 2DSGamerdude

    2DSGamerdude GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 6, 2015
    Gamecube Land
    hi, all

    I got an email from google that Google+ will shut down,
    um since I have one, well I don't use it for anything,

    I mostly use google for
    1) Gmail (emails)
    2) YouTube (my channel)

    Google + I have like never used,
    no photos, videos or such.

    my question is however:

    will I lose my Gmail & YouTube accounts
    or just the + side of Google +?

    which I don't have anything on it,
    does the YouTube profile count as G+?

    I really want to keep my email & YouTube account.

    I'm just confused about the whole G+ thing.

  2. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    I am absolutely happy that G+ is no more. It is useless and worthless.

    If you dont understand it. Google it and G+ will explain what it was. I never liked G+ and it was absolutely annoying. So happy that it is shut down FOREVER! NO MORE! WHEW! CELEBRATE!

    No, you will keep your email and youtube account. Just the side of Google plus thats all.
    Last edited by azoreseuropa, Feb 5, 2019
  3. Issac

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    Google was like "Hey facebook is popular! And Myspace is the shit! We wanna do that too!"
    Then they made Google+ and nobody used it.
    Then they forced people to create Goolge+ accounts to be able to do YouTube stuff (like, comment, subscribe)... so that people would start using it.

    People got annoyed, and nobody used it.

    Aaaaaaaand then they gave up. And a bunch of years later... it died.

    And it will only affect the Google+ thing. Google's failed attempt at facebook is going down. Nothing more, nothing less.
  4. fiis

    fiis GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    Yeah I know no one that actually used google+ so it was just a matter of time
  5. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!

    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    In the Murderbox!
    Gmail and the like will be fine. Google+ only will be disappearing. Nothing else. It was am absolutely abysmal service that offered little to no security.