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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Blogger Google + Changes

Another change.... sigh...
Google + is pretty much in process of going away by April, and the effects here on Blogger started February 4th.  If you commented with a Google + identity... which I have... that is going away.
I tried changing the settings, but Margie couldn't comment at all, so have put them back to Anyone and we will see what happens with that, because it was changed to Google + ids after their last changes..
This is the text from Blogger about the changes...

Following the announcement of Google+ API deprecation scheduled for March 2019, a number of changes will be made to Blogger’s Google+ integration on 4 February 2019. 

Google+ widgets: Support for the “+1 Button”, “Google+ Followers” and “Google+ Badge” widgets in Layout will no longer be available. All instances of these widgets will be removed from your blog. 

+1 buttons: The +1/G+ buttons and Google+ share links below blog posts and in the navigation bar will be removed. 

Please note that if you have a custom template that includes Google+ features, you may need to update your template. Please contact your template supplier for advice. 

Google+ Comments: Support for Google+ comments will be turned down, and all blogs using Google+ comments will be reverted back to using Blogger comments. Unfortunately, comments posted as Google+ comments cannot be migrated to Blogger and will no longer appear on your blog. 

The saddest part for me is that all comments that have been made on our blogs with a Google + ID will disappear too... so sad!

So will just have to see what happens when you or I next go to comment on a post after April...


  1. Ruth, when Google+ started and people were telling me I needed to sign up for it, I just thought: No, I blog, I'm on Twitter, that's all I can do. Now I'm really glad I didn't sign up for it! I'm not on Facebook either, but I did eventually sign up for Pinterest. Then they came up with Instagram, but I said No. And it doesn't seem likely that I will ever add more social media. I hope this doesn't cause you too many problems. Maybe it will go a bit more smoothly than we imagine (sort of like Y2K!).

  2. Awww, thanks for your comment settings. I have a Google+ account, but never got the hang of it so I've only used Blogger to comment on posts.

  3. Ruth, I never signed up for Google + so hopefully all will go well with my blog. I told my hubby that if something happens and my blog is affected too much, I'll probably just call it quits and shut it down. Techy changes don't go over well with me. If my son was living here he could help me out because he has designed many websites over the years. I wish we could go back to the way Blogger was ten years ago. Everything was so much simpler then and a lot more fun. Hopefully these changes don't cause us too many problems. Take care, dear sister!


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