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Google will stop Google+ APIs as of March 2019

Google will stop Google+ APIs as of March 2019

In preparation for stopping its Google+ social network in April 2019, Google is going to discontinue the operation of the appropriate APIs development a month earlier. That’s what the company recently announced.

According to a blog of the search and software giant, the development of APIs for the company’s own social network will be completely halted on 7 March 2019. Google warns developers that from now on the different APIs for Google+ will not be completely reliable anymore. It also indicates that the APIs may no longer work from the end of January 2019. Google therefore calls on developers to remove all Google + integration functionality from their applications.

Concrete API list

Developers have already been notified by e-mail last week about which APIs stop working. In concrete terms, this concerns the operation of the following APIs for the social network:

  • Google+ REST API
  • Google+ Web API
  • Google+ Android SDK
  • Google+ Domains API
  • Google+ Pages API

Other completed functionality

In addition, the Google+ Sign-in functionality will be gradually phased out and completely closed down by 7 March 2019. The hyperscaler calls on developers to switch to the more suitable Google Sign In authentication system. The Over the Air functionality has also been phased out and closed, and the various web links and the links for mobile apps are also coming to an end.

End for consumers

For consumers, the social network will therefore come to an end in April 2019. The immediate reason for Google to quit Google+ is recent security incidents, which recently leaked more than 52 million account data. Moreover, the social network has never really gotten off the ground and could not cope with the competition from Facebook, among others.

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