Google’s France division has announced that it is shutting down its official page on its own social networking website Google+. The Google France wrote a post on Google+ announcing that it is shutting down its own page on the service this weekend, but did not know how to announce it. Along with saying “a big Thank You”, it has suggested French readers to follow its news on its official Twitter and Facebook pages.
This doesn’t come as surprise because Google+ never gained that traction that company hoped for. As for the Google France page, it will be missed by its more than 471,000 followers, although the account was hardly being updated and the last post was over 46 weeks ago, reports Android Police.
While Google’s own entity has decided to shy away from the platform for good, it was kind of known to all of us. For many years, Google had tried to make Google+ a unique product, but failed. Early last year, when Google decided to make design changes to emphasize more on photos and reduce white space, experts were not in favor.
The search giant had tweaked comments section so that low-rated comments were hidden from posts by default. Other than that, it added the ability to zoom in on photos, so that it can at least engage the existing audience. It even brought back events feature to help users create and share events as they do on Facebook.
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We don’t know if these changes were for better or worse, but we do know that Google’s investment in Google+ couldn’t keep its own entity interested, if not users.