Update: This posting was updated on January 15 with new information about OAuth scopes.
On March 7, 2019, all Google+ APIs will be shut down. This will be a progressive shutdown beginning in late January, with calls to these APIs starting to intermittently fail as early as January 28, 2019.
Developers should have received one or more emails listing recently used Google+ API methods in their projects. Whether or not an email was received, we strongly encourage developers to search for and remove any dependencies on Google+ APIs from their applications.
The most commonly used APIs that are being shut down include:
As part of these changes:
- Beginning March 7, all OAuth requests for scopes starting with "plus." (i.e. “plus.me”, "plus.login", "plus.profile.emails.read", etc) will fail upon request, and may start to intermittently fail as early as January 28, 2019.
- The Google+ Sign-in feature has been fully deprecated and will also be shut down on March 7, 2019. Developers should migrate to the more comprehensive Google Sign-in authentication system.
- Over the Air Installs is now deprecated and has been shut down.
While we’re sunsetting Google+ for consumers, we’re investing in Google+ for enterprise organizations. They can expect a new look and new features -- more information is available in our blog post.