After announcing the shutdown of their social network, Google+, last year after a bug potentially exposed user data last year, Google has today expanded on the shutdown timeline announcing the service will close for consumers on April 2nd, 2019.
The announcement was made by Product Manager, David Conway on the companies Keyword Blog, where he advised
Starting April 2, 2019, we will shut down your Google+ account and any pages you created, and we’ll begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in your Album Archive and your Google+ pages will also be deleted. If you have Google+ content that you would like to save, you must do so before April 2nd.
The service will block creation of new Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events from February 4th, if you were thinking of signing up to the service.
For anyone wanting to export their Google+ date, you can head over to the Google Support page which lists step by step how to download your information, photos, and anything else you uploaded to the service during its nearly 8 year run.