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Google+ Public Content Will Be Preserved By ‘The Internet Archive’

The Internet Archive and the ArchiveTeam said they would be backing up specific Google+ content.

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Google is reportedly looking to start deleting user data by 2 April. 
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Google is ready to get rid of its social media platform aka Google+ starting 2 April and before you start to worry about preserving your personal Google+ data, the Internet Archive and the ArchiveTeam have you backs.

The company announced in a Reddit post that it is working towards preserving all public posts on Google+ before they're deleted by their parent company.

The plan was set into action by both the websites the day Google has announced that it is shutting down its Google+ division. Those who wish to participate and are interested in in preserving their Google+ data can volunteer as well.

The post mentioned that both the websites have started the work of preserving the content and archiving Google+ posts. The sites have also requested other users who do not want their content to be saved to delete their personal data and posts or the entire account.

It’s interesting to know that all of the Google+ content won’t be archived. It is also a fact that all the private or deleted content will not be preserved while comment threads with over 500 comments will not be included in their archive list either. As far as the photos and videos are concerned, all of them will be stored in a low resolution format.

Google had decided to terminate its social media platform Google+ after a software glitch caused the search giant to expose the data of thousands of Google+ users.

The company later released a statement on its personal blog page that it’s terminating Google+ services, moments after a Wall Street Journal report exposed the breach, which reportedly is set to have affected over 500,000 users on Google+.

A few months later, another breach that’s affected almost 52.5 million subscribers lead Google to prepone the shutdown four months earlier in April.

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