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Google shuts down Google France's Google+ page, not that anyone cares

Google France has announced it is leaving Google+ and has recommended its Facebook and Twitter channels instead.

Published onAugust 24, 2018

A small Google Plus-branded indoor air balloon.
  • Google France is to shut down its official Google+ page.
  • The company announced this via its Google+ account, and directed fans to its Twitter and Facebook channels.
  • The news may be seen as a further indication of Google+’s decline.

Google France is shutting down its Google+ page, as reported by Android Police. In a post published on the platform yesterday, Google said it would “close the doors” [translated] on its Google+ page this weekend, and suggested fans could instead follow it on Facebook and Twitter.

Google didn’t reveal the reason behind the move, but a look at its recent activity reveals this wasn’t exactly a surprise decision — Google hadn’t posted on the account for 46 weeks prior to this latest announcement.

Google Plus France post to announce it is closing.
A translated version of the Google France message on Google Plus.
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A Google logo.

Google+’s market share has been declining for some years now and many articles have been written about its continued viability in the face of immense social media competition. Though some may have jumped the gun in declaring the platform “dead” several years ago, Google France’s decision to direct its users to channels on competing platforms is nonetheless striking; if Google still has grand long-term plans for the platform, it sure doesn’t look like it.

If for whatever reason you were using Google+ and following the Google France page, click the buttons below to follow the Twitter and Facebook profiles instead.

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