WASHINGTON DC– Google+, the search giant’s failed social network, has finally been laid to rest on Tuesday morning.
Launched in 2011 and competing with Facebook and Twitter, it was Google’s fourth attempt at a social network.
But the platform failed to win people over, even after Google pushed it upon the thriving YouTube community.
By the end of 2011, analysts were already writing obituaries.
But Google decided to close the site only after discovering a data breach, in 2018.
Google+ was launched as an invite-only platform in June 2011, before opening up to the public later in the year.
It had many of the features typical of social networks, with the ability to post photos and status updates on individual feeds.