Google on Monday announced it was shutting down its social media platform Google Plus. The tech giant said it was doing so due to “significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ product that meets consumers’ expectations”. However, the company also said that data of around 500,000 users on the platform may have been exposed to external developers by a software bug that was present for more than two years.
People on Twitter joked about the announcement with memes on it.
Google has apparently announced they are shutting down #GooglePlus
Leading thousands to ask the important question "Google+ was still around?"
— Strain40-Boo (@Strain42) October 9, 2018
Google+ shutting down – Shocking.
Google+ had 500,000 users – Even more shocking.
Google+ shutting down is trending on Twitter – Insanely shocking.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) October 8, 2018
google+ is dead. The two people who used it are inconsolable.
— da_667 (@da_667) October 8, 2018
The Google+ userbase in one picture pic.twitter.com/rA1IPY3nbt
— Nanami (@1stGradeShaman) October 8, 2018
Google has announced it will be shutting down social media site Google+ affecting absolutely nobody at all
— 💀James Douglass💀 (@jamdugg) October 8, 2018
I'm gonna miss this place and all my 3.65 million followers!
— Justin Rios |14🍀| 🎄🎂🎄 (@o14hJRs) October 9, 2018