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Blogger Changes after Google Plus Shutdown

Blogger Changes after Google Plus Shutdown - Google has recently announced the shutdown of  Google plus due to low usage from consumers. Although the number of social media users has increased from 2010, Google plus has under performed when compared to its competitors like Twitter and Facebook.

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Following this announcement, the social media network will officially close down on April 2nd, 2019. Since Google plus and Blogger have some common features, a number of changes have been made to Blogger’s Google plus  integration as of 4 February 2019.

Blogger Changes after Google Plus Shutdown

Blogger Changes after Google Plus Shutdown

A number of widgets have been removed from layout selection and cannot be used in the blogger blog:
  • +1 Button
  • Google plus  Followers
  • Google plus  Badge

Support for these widgets in Layout is no longer available. However, you can add these to your blog through 3rd party code but they will also stop working after April 2nd, 2019.

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Custom Blogger Templates

If you are using a custom blogger template that includes Google plus features, you need to update your template manually or you can contact your template provider to make the appropriate changes.

Google Plus Comments

Support for Google plus comments has been turned off, and all blogs using Google plus comments have been reverted back to using Blogger comments as default commenting sign-ins. Also comments posted as Google plus comments have not been migrated to Blogger and can't in any way appear on your blog.

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