Hundreds of thousands of accounts on Google’s long-suffering social media service, Google+, may have been affected by a security flaw, the company said Monday, exposing personal information such as names and email addresses.
In the wake of the accidental exposure, Google said it’s planning to shut down Google+ for consumers. But that won’t happen for roughly 10 months. If you’re wondering whether you still have a Google+ account — and if so, how to delete it — you can follow these instructions.
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One easy way to find out whether you’re even on Google+ is to visit your Gmail inbox and click on your profile picture in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. If it says “Google+ Profile,” it’s safe to assume you have a Google+ account tied to your general Google Account.
How to access your Google+ profile.
A sample image of a Google Plus profile.
The settings page for Google Plus.
How to formally delete your Google Plus profile.
Google will ask if you’re sure you want to delete your Plus profile.
At the bottom of the page, check the box next to “Required” to acknowledge that deleting your profile can’t be undone, then click “Delete.”
If all goes well, you should be seeing a confirmation screen and survey, which you can feel free to answer or ignore as you wish.
Source : msn