You've received this email because you have a consumer (personal) Google+ account or you manage a Google+ page.
In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers' expectations. We want to thank you for being part of Google+ and provide next steps, including how to download your photos and other content.
On April 2nd, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will be shut down and we will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in your Album Archive and your Google+ pages will also be deleted. You can download and save your content, just make sure to do so before April. Note that photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.and,
If you've used Google+ for comments on your own or other sites, this feature will be removed from Blogger by February 4th and other sites by March 7th. All your Google+ comments on all sites will be deleted starting April 2, 2019. Learn moreWhat does this mean for blogging in general and the Palouse Wargaming Journal in particular?
Since I did not use Google+ for blogging (well, at least I don't think I did), impact should be small. One ramification of the demise of Google+ is that any comments created with Google+ (your own blog or another's blog) will be deleted. Yikes! How many Followers have left comments on PWJ using Google+? I guess I will find out soon enough. The second fall out regards photo storage. If photos are stored on Google+, those are scheduled for deletion too. My. It is hard to determine exactly where my photos are stored. I hope all photos are stored on Blogger or Google.