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Official Google+ Moderators Community and Google+ Aspire Community are closed to new posts and members

The Communities will not be deleted until consumer Google+ shuts down in April, and current posts will remain available for you to create an archive.

Your Google+ Posts can be archived at

Announcement in the Google+ Aspire Community: Closed January 10th

Announcement in the Google+ Moderators Community: Closed January 17th

If you have Google+ related questions, you can ask in the Google+ Help Community:
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Update: Google+ for consumers will be shutting down by April and the Google+ API will stop working March 7th

The Google+ "sunsetting" process has been sped up, with the shutdown 4 months earlier than originally announced.

Here's what we know:

* Google+ for consumers will be shut down by April 2019

* The Google+ API will be shut down by March 7, 2019 with "intermittent outages" beginning on January 28th

If you have Google+ badges, buttons, or embedded posts on your website or blog, now is the time to start removing those.

Also, create a backup archive of your Google+ data at

Google+ will continue to be available for G Suite customers after the shutdown of the consumer version of Google+.

Learn more about Google+ for Enterprise updates here:

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Google+ shutting down for consumers in August 2019, will continue to be available for enterprise accounts

While we're saddened by this announcement, Google+ TCs will continue to help people in the Google+ Help Community and share information as Google+ winds down.

More details from the announcement:

* "To give people a full opportunity to transition, we will implement this wind-down over a 10-month period, slated for completion by the end of next August. Over the coming months, we will provide consumers with additional information, including ways they can download and migrate their data."

* "... while our engineering teams have put a lot of effort and dedication into building Google+ over the years, it has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps."

* "At the same time, we have many enterprise customers who are finding great value in using Google+ within their companies. Our review showed that Google+ is better suited as an enterprise product where co-workers can engage in internal discussions on a secure corporate social network. Enterprise customers can set common access rules, and use central controls, for their entire organization. We’ve decided to focus on our enterprise efforts and will be launching new features purpose-built for businesses."

The announcement:

Questions about Google+? Post in the Google+ Help Community:
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Do you have a question about social media?

Ask me in the comments on this YouTube video 👍
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New Google+ feature: Highlight notifications for Collections and Communities

See +Leo Deegan's post below for details.
Highlight notifications for communities and collections

Hey there folks, another announcement for you today. As posted on the official G Suite blog, we'll be rolling out across all three clients a new feature that allows you to set the community and collection notification subscription setting to "Highlights". For community and collections with Highlights enabled, you'll get a daily digest notification of top posts across all of them.

Read details on the blog post at:
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Google+ Community moderators can now "remove, report and ban" in the Google+ mobile apps

Clean up your Community's comments!
On Android and iOS: Remove, report, ban and optionally remove recent content

Over the next several days, we'll be rolling out onto the G+ Android and iOS app the ability for community moderators to perform the remove, report, and ban action with the option to also remove recent content from the banned member.

This is similar to the web launch we announced a while back (, and the community version of the delete, report, block feature we announced a couple of weeks ago (

And, as before, I'm not actually blocking Weihao, he's a teammate and one of the engineers that helped build this feature :)
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Google+ updates and improvements for Android and iOS

Several Android and iOS updates

Hey Plussers, I have a few mobile app updates to let you know about which are coming over the next few days, I hope you enjoy them:

Delete, report, block with the option to delete recent comments will be arriving on Android and iOS. This is the mobile version of the web feature we announced a while back:

Ban community member post option will be arriving on iOS. This feature is already on Android and Web.

Prioritized plus-mention suggestions will be arriving on Android. This feature prioritizes post owners and commenters in the plus-mention auto-complete suggestion list.This feature is already on iOS and Web. In addition, we will be improving the overall auto-complete suggestions in general on all three client platforms.

White top navigation bar (you may have already noticed) is rolled out to Android, replacing the red bar, which matches iOS and Web.

In addition, we're continuing to investigate and improve memory and performance of the new Android app that we recently launched (

Cheers, and, incidentally, I'm not actually blocking Steven, he's a teammate and one of the engineers that helped build these features ;)
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Google+ Android app update: infrastructure improvements and more

See +Leo Deegan's post for details.
G+ Android app update

Hey folks, over the next several days, we'll be enabling a brand new version of the G+ Android app. Though it very closely resembles the current app, this new version is the culmination of a complete rewrite of many core features using Google's latest Android app infrastructure which will allow our Android team to build new features on a modern tech stack.

During the rewrite, we were able to build in some subtle updates. For instance, stream rendering and scrolling have been improved, the photo lightbox has been redesigned, comment options slide up from a bottom sheet, and grey-spammed comments are now viewable by post authors.

Since this is a rewrite, there are a few known issues that we're working through. For instance, leaving a comment on a post causes a full refresh of the post to include your comment. Take it for a spin if you get the chance, and we hope you don't mind the dust.
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Google+ iOS app update: community bulk moderation, G+ Today widget, and more
iOS updates: community bulk moderation, G+ Today widget

There were a couple of new features in the latest iOS app that was updated in the App Store earlier this week.

First (screenshot 1), we added the ability for community moderators to bulk select posts for moderation. This is similar to the previous announcement about this feature:

Second (screenshot 2), we added a G+ widget to the Today View to display the latest posts from your home stream.

Some other recent features we've put into the G+ iOS app include:
• Community owners and moderators can pin a post to the top of their community
• Search for posts in communities
• A "Remove Post" option for community owner and moderators
• Setting to configure whether GIFs auto-play in stream
• Support for iPhone X
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Google+ 2017 Updates

Since the retirement of Classic Google+ in January 2017 Google+ had gotten a number of updates and new features.

2017 in Perspective

Happy New Year, Google+! It’s been quite the year since New Google+ began its maiden voyage. Time for a “blast to the past” with an overview of what happened in 2017!

We started off the year and officially turned down Classic Google+, and New Google+ became the only platform we supported. This big step was only the beginning in fully committing to developing dedicated Google+ features.

We also joined GSuite, and announced at Google Cloud Next that we were increasing our focus on developing an enterprise version of Google+ for GSuite customers. So we started working on this exciting endeavor alongside consumer Google+!

We also introduced Discover, a new feature that helps you learn about different topics and cater them towards your specific interests. A lot of this year was also spent on quality of life improvements, particularly features focusing on profiles, communities, search improvements, and tools to help you fight spam.

Speaking of features, here are the features we released to you last year:
• Responsive design
• ‘Your Influence’ profile metrics
• Chronological hashtags
• Notifications improvements (unbundling +1 notifications, fixing actor-action mismatches, ‘Load More’ button on the One Google Bar, improved email notifications)
• 360° Photos
• Member Activity View in communities
• Discover and Topics streams
• Improved Google+ Search
• Additional community stream sorting
• Comment preview box
• Bulk Ask-to-Join moderation for communities
• Enhanced the photos lightbox by including the social sidebar
• ‘Remove, Report, & Ban’ for communities
• New profile cards for the Web client
• ‘Open in a New Tab’ & hovercards for the Notifications page
• Communities Insights metrics
• Google+ Search operators
• Bulk moderation of posts for communities
• ‘Delete, Report, & Block’ comments in your profile posts

Overall, we had quite an eventful year, with more feature developments to come in 2018!

Interested in Testing Google+ Features?
If you’re a user who’s as passionate about Google+ as we are, apply to become a beta tester for our product. We're looking for people who want to test out new features, and discuss them with both our product team and fellow beta testers. Our goal is to make Google+ the place to share your interests. Want to know what it takes?

Here’s what we’re looking for:
• Active poster on Google+
• Motivated to learn more about Google+ and contribute to product discussion
• Eagerness to provide high level feedback on our product

If you’re interested in applying, fill out the application form:


Cheers to a productive 2017, and looking forward to what 2018 has to bring!
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