Google Spaces Date of Death: April 17, 2017.

Well, that didn’t last very long!  Nine months after coming into the world, Google Spaces is going to meet its digital maker in April 17th of this year.  I posted last week about an update to Google+ which had Spaces removed from the menu and suggested that it could mean the end is near for the social sharing service.  That has now been confirmed – but I’m not sure if anyone is going to be too upset.  Spaces will become just another carcass on the pile of failed projects (not just by Google mind you) that never was fully explained, fully supported or fully accepted.

For those of you who are using Spaces, they will become read-only this Friday, March 3rd.  At that point you will not be able to add any content to your Spaces.  What is an alternative?  Ironically, Google+.

Within Google+ you can create Communities.  Those communities can be public or private and you can create them for friends and family around particular topics.  Creating them is easy and can be

Google Spaces
Google Spaces

done via the web or the Android app.  If you follow me on G+, you’ll note I have a few communities created (all are public) but you can easily set them to be private and invite-only.

So is anyone upset?  Are you going to miss Spaces?  I will admit, I’m not going to miss it.  I never really got the point of the app as this was a duplication in effort for what you could do in Google+.  But I know some really liked them, at least at first.

Leave a comment here or on G+ and tell me your thoughts.