Remember Google Plus? That thing we thought might be able to take on and take down Facebook. Yeah, doesn’t look like that’s going to be a possibility any more as Google’s Project Strobe seeks to end-of-life the platform for consumers.

This comes after an incident in which Google Plus private profile information might have been visible to third parties due to a bug in an API.

It doesn’t appear to have been exploited that they can tell from their two-week logging (read – it wasn’t exploited two weeks prior to discovery.)

However, Google Plus, having been not really doing much for several years, has been slated as the next to die.

But even in death it will know no peace as it will still be used as a corporate and business class application.

You have ten months, the end of August 2019, before it goes away to flood it with conspiracy theories, Russian and Chinese bots, cat pictures, Aunt Irma and her deep hatred of non-Christianity while embracing wicca and buddhism, “Hip” communities filled with hate filled political posts and arguments that make you not want to go to them, and the like in order to compete with Facebook, or you lose it forever.

So yeah, let’s hope Google Photos isn’t next.

[Google Blog]