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*Google+ Mass Migration _short_ FAQ*
*Q: When is Google+ shutting down?*
*A:* *April of 2019.* _Four months earlier than originally announced._
*March 7, 2019* for *Google+ APIs*, including *Google+ Sign-in* and integrations for *web & mobile apps*.
*Q: Where should I go?*
*A:* There is no one answer! This community can help you chose where to go, but _you_ decide what fits best. _Where your personal contacts go matters most._
Major alternatives are listed here: https://social.antefriguserat.de/index.php/Established_G%2B_Exodus_Communities
*Q How do I know where people are going?*
*A:* Some have used this form: https://goo.gl/forms/EnkYfrY9HYKkr7iy2
The results are posted here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GYSUTGpmz-2trxhvNyEv_rnNF1GvEf4OW0Lct7KxEiY
Others are using #SignalFlare posts, and #googleplus and #gplusrefugee hashtags on their new sites.
Also check a user's *About* page or pinned posts on their streams for forwarding information. Create these yourself for others to find.
*Q: Can I save my G+ content?*
*A:* *YES!* Use the Friends+Me Google+ Exporter for best results: https://gplus-exporter.friendsplus.me
_Other tools for archiving exist._ Official Google Data Takeout _can_ work but is problematic: https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/plus_pages,circles,stream,plus_one,profile,plus_communities
*Q: I have more data migration questions/issues?*
*A:* See the Data Migration page: https://social.antefriguserat.de/index.php/Data_Migration_Process_and_Considerations
*Q: What should I be doing as a G+ Community owner / moderator?*
*A:* Communicate and coordinate with your community:
*Q: Should I delete my Google+ account or Communities?*
*A:* You could, but we don't suggest it. Doing so will remove all content you _and others_ have made, making it much harder for others to save their work.
*Q: Can I simply convert to a G Suite / Corporate Google+ account?*
*A:* Short answer: *No.*
*Q: What if I have more questions?*
*A:* See the full FAQ: https://social.antefriguserat.de/index.php/FAQ
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