How To Delete Google Plus or Google+ Account Safely Without Deleting Google or Gmail Account

by Rohit Khurana on July 1, 2011


Google Plus or Google+ is the latest social network from Google after Buzz. Orkut is also owned by Google but because of diminishing popularity of Orkut worldwide compared to Facebook, Google has brought up something very new and radical called the Google Plus. But if you don’t want to use the Google+ anymore or you want to get rid of your Google+ account and want to remove your Google+ Account we will share a guide with you here. Most users are worried if they delete the Google Plus account they may accidentally delete their Google account, Google Reader, Gmail and other Google accounts as well. Well it may happen if you mistakenly delete your complete Google account. To prevent this mistake, we will guide you through a safe procedure which will allow you to delete only Google+ account without deleting other Google accounts associated with your Google or Gmail id.


How To Remove Google+ Plus Account Without Deleting Gmail Account

There is a safe way of deleting Google Plus account which deletes only the Google+ and not other Google services. Follow this tutorial carefully step by step:

Step 1: Click on Settings icon on the top right of the Google Plus screen when you are logged in and click on Google+ Settings”  “Account” (the interface has changed from the previous one when we wrote this article initially, so we have updated the same here.)


Google Account Settings

Step 2: Click on the Account Overview Link in the left pane and the click on the link towards the bottom of this page which says “Delete profile and social features – Delete Profile and associated Google+ features


Step 3: On next scree, select the option which says “Delete Google+ Content” [IMPORTANT]. Then click the check box at the bottom of the page which says “I understand that deleting the service can’t be undone and data I delete can’t be restored.”. Then click the button which says “Remove Selected Services”. This is it.


I hope you find this small tutorial easy to follow. If you have more queries on Google+, feel free to discuss via comments below.

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Dju July 6, 2011 at 5:04 am

Thanks man ! Very helpful

tompec July 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm

If anybody needs to delete it, please just transfer an account to me !!! 🙂 Thanks

aj July 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Does deleting social features also remove Picasa content? Or only G+ and Buzz?

Rohit July 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm

only g+ if you follow same steps as explained above

aj July 9, 2011 at 1:21 am

Splendid! Thank you for posting this.

Carly D July 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Thanks so much!

Jim July 10, 2011 at 3:35 am

This was very helpful! Thank you.

Hector July 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm

OMG Really really helpful! Thank you VERY much! 😀

AO July 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

Thanks a lot! Allowed me to delete my google+ account within an hour of its inception 🙂

Lindsey July 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Thank you!

chandra July 12, 2011 at 9:36 am


Smriti July 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Saviour!!! Thank you! 🙂

erin jane / atlantic treefox July 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

This worked as far as me not being able to log in anymore but apparently the account still shows up in my friends lists. Does it just take some time?

sam July 20, 2011 at 12:35 am

I don’t like that my g-mail account and picassa are by default linked to this service.

By suggesting random contacts that I e-mailed in the past, I feel less secure. These may be people I interacted with once, for business or because of a grievance, I do not want them to have me or I them suggested as contacts.

If google plus were an isolated body, I would consider using it, as is, the tangled web of google services I use make that impossible.

Will friends see my youtube video’s and comments? My hosted pictures at picassa used only for my blogger blog?

With the circles feature google understands that some of us have activities and hobbies reserved for certain social circles, by linking everything we do with google, we lose that sensible action.

zack July 20, 2011 at 9:06 am

Thanks. Everyone thought FB was the problem, but social networks of this style are just annoying to me. G+ is just a FB copy, big deal. Thanks for telling me how to quit. I’ll stick to twitter. @zackn9ne

Melissa July 26, 2011 at 10:25 pm

This was great! Thank you for providing the tutorial for removing this stupid social app.

Bre August 3, 2011 at 4:47 am

It worked! Thank you SO much!!!! 🙂

auee August 5, 2011 at 11:38 pm

cool! thanks

Luis August 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm

This opton dos NOT appear on my profile. Am I going to be stuck forever with this crappy social network? I want to delete it ASAP

Dasha August 7, 2011 at 4:08 am

Thank you a looooooooooot!!!

Annabelle Stevens August 8, 2011 at 6:37 am

Thank you so much! I may have made a big mistake if you didn’t help me! Life-sav-or

kamran August 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

How to deactivate it temporarily? I want something like facebook deactivation.

Mark August 9, 2011 at 8:48 am

seems like a lot of people are deleting their account seems like I am not the only one.

Yme August 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Thank you!
I also did not like that my gmail account was linked to Google+. I hate that I have to worry about extra privacy settings for another social networking site! This one is way more dangerous, it is linked directly to my email account which contains personal things like photos and calendar! Ridiculous.

Chris Lehr August 11, 2011 at 1:37 am

this is no longer an option

laksd August 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm

this is not possible anymore!!! :@

Grip August 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm

@ laksd
I just deleted my account without any problems what so ever, what’s up?

MA August 16, 2011 at 8:28 am

Was trying to getting rid of this stupid stuff which links my email account n persona stuff. Found the sln here. A real relief thanks a lot !!!!!!

Sierra Sugar August 17, 2011 at 10:42 am

Thank you so much for this detailed description on how to delete my Google+ account. I was on board early in the beta and have become increasingly disgusted and disenchanted to G+ considering their name/nym ambiguous policy, preferential treatment, and hysterically ineffective policy (what policy?) enforcement. Not to mention privacy and security issues. The final straw was when I synced my phone and everyone who ever put me in a circle (whether i circled them or not, knew them or not) suddenly ended up as a contact in my cell phone!! 600 people I didn’t know were listed in my phone. G+ removed and as soon as my contract is up with my mobile provider I’m getting rid of my Android phone as well.

khi August 20, 2011 at 6:51 am

thanks! helpful.

Lokesh August 22, 2011 at 8:30 am

Thanks a lot , dude..

RICHARD KISHITA August 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I am trying to delete the google +1 account. But I don’t get the “google +settings” as shown ? The only thing that shows up is “+1 on google sites” . I’ve disabled that one but it doesn’t disable it. I t still shows +1 on other site I visit. HELP !!!!

Deepak August 29, 2011 at 11:01 am

thanks man great help

Otana August 30, 2011 at 9:15 am

Thanks for the tutorial, it worked perfectly.

Pizza September 1, 2011 at 11:49 am

thanks a lot, i hate google plus

iveluz September 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm

thanks.. google + was the biggest crap ever.

Marvin September 3, 2011 at 4:36 am

thanks good info, a little confused when i got to the bottom and it says 5 people have +1’d this article… why are they +1ing this article if they are to delete the profile?

ASh September 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Its really nyc.. thnks for posting this.. 🙂

Divya Chauhan September 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Thanks a ton for the steps above.. I didn’t like google plus one bit and to top it all, picasa is directly linked to google plus…the reason why I wanted to delete g+ ..

armin September 17, 2011 at 2:16 am

Many thanks…that was very helpful

Ana September 18, 2011 at 11:51 pm

It became so annoying….

Gill Mojo September 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Thanks. You made it very easy, and I like easy ;o)

Hema Sathish September 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Not much innovative. If all my friend are in Facebook, no use in having account Google+. Thanks for your service.

jbow September 21, 2011 at 4:45 am

Is there any way I can get this big blue arrow and the +you button off my Google page? I am so pi55ed of about this… I don’t want G+, I don’t want i-Google… I just want a simple search engine that works well. I am about to think that I need to leave Google completely. I have just become accoustomed to having the Google as a home page… man, this really ticks me off. If I join and then downgrade will the blue arrow go away?

vishal September 21, 2011 at 9:59 am

thanks lot!!!

kurilane September 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Looks like Google removed the option to delete G+.

kurilane September 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I found the optio to delete G+ at
Google Accounts -> Account overview -> Services -> Delete profile and social features Delete profile and remove associated social features

Subhash Ghei September 22, 2011 at 3:40 am

Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial how to delete G+. Now it shows on the same page “+you”. I don’t understand what does it mean and how did it crop up all of a sudden? I just want a simple gmail account to receive and send emails and use the search engine occasionally Thanks!

felicia edmonds September 22, 2011 at 4:52 am

thanks that helped, I liked Google+ but it slowed down my system.

Bhanu Pratap Singh Rathore September 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Thank you so much! I may have made a big mistake to enroll in Google+.This was very helpful! Once again Thanks Allot.

Daaan September 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm


Amy Strickland September 23, 2011 at 1:20 am

So much more useful than any of Google’s info.

Marie September 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Thank you so much for this, simple and hassle-free way of deleting this option.
After hearing the reports from NPR and other news sources I learned that
Google + is going to be more vulnerable to being hacked than other social networks.
Besides, I just use Facebook to play games, I could give a rat’s behind what my friends are up to.

john September 26, 2011 at 1:44 am

If you go to and scroll to the bottom, if you are signed in, you should see a “my account” tab. Once you click that then you can follow the instructions above. I couldn’t access it from the google+ homepage. I deleted mine as soon as I could not get the tutorial video to work. Bad sign for the service if the tutorial wont load!

Al September 27, 2011 at 2:31 am

This doesn’t delete you actual gmail account, right? Just the google+?

Rohit September 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm


Daniela September 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

Thanks, this worked perfectly fine for me. I guess I’m just not ready to jump into yet another social network.

sean September 27, 2011 at 11:05 am


burgershot10 September 28, 2011 at 2:59 am

Thanks! I was a little confused by the options, but this led me on the right path. 🙂

Taint September 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Thanks Man. I really hate when something is forced from google.

MYU September 29, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Thanks helped me alot…

RATHEESH October 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Thank u very much…………………..its really very nice explanation

rokhsareh October 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

Thanks!but i revised this error :
403. That’s an error.
Your client does not have permission to get URL /helpcenter/forms/universal_survey from this server. (Client IP address:

You are accessing this page from a forbidden country. That’s all we know.

ABDUL KADHER October 6, 2011 at 5:54 pm


santa October 16, 2011 at 9:03 am

Grazie!!!! was heplful!

Shibu October 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Thank you BOSS

Anna October 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm

I really want to get rid of this Google+… I was trying to follow your tutorial but, I don’t know why, when I click on the wheel on the right top corner I can only chose between the “help” and “feedback” option. Any idea why?

Anna October 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm

And in case you were wondering yes, I am signed in 🙂

dean guadagni October 20, 2011 at 5:16 am

This was a great, simple, clear, quick tutorial on how to correctly remove a google+ account without wiping out your entire Google presence. Thank you!

William October 21, 2011 at 12:10 am

Like others here I was outraged that Google+ grabbed names from my Gmail without ever asking for my permission. I regret ever trying Google+. Thanks for your guide to help me remove Google+

Saad October 21, 2011 at 6:42 am

Works just fine. Thanks a lot

Bill Condie October 23, 2011 at 7:00 am

Very helpful. Now for Google circles!

satya October 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

You are a man !! Bloody time sucker this app!!! thanks a lot !!

shay October 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm

thank you…thank you……THANK YOU!!! 🙂

Beatriz November 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Greattttt! Txs!!!!
but How can I synchronize again the Photos link with the Picassa Web Album account???

Rina November 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm

It was very very helpful, thank you so much

yuvi November 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm

thanks man!!!

Betty McEachern November 5, 2011 at 6:13 am

Thanks a bunch – that was sooooo helpful!!

KURIAN November 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Thank u. Explained well and simply.

ed November 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Done correctly but the question when it will be totally gone.
Until now the +You still exist.
I think they made it to stick in your GMAIL forever ;]

obake November 7, 2011 at 4:30 am

Thanks! Google+ was really irking me. How is that so many Google+ fans are up in arms about privacy on Facebook when Google automatically links all these disparate accounts without users’ knowledge (youtube, whatever else)?

JasperCat November 7, 2011 at 5:11 am

Thanks much, this was very helpful.

Molly November 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Thank you! Worked instantly for me. I was able to view Picasa once again and the photos that had been loaded via Google+ are now back in Picasa – folks no longer have to join to view them!

Dap November 9, 2011 at 1:23 am

Thanks, very helpful!!!!

mahnaz November 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm

very very thanks- I hope you reach to all things you want!

Mahesh November 15, 2011 at 2:58 am

Hi thanks for the info. It really helped me.

Anonymous187 November 19, 2011 at 2:25 am

Thank you so much for the great tutorial, Google + sucked and is a waste of time. Nice job, big help I couldn’t wait to delete it, thank you !

Kat November 20, 2011 at 10:34 am

Thank you sooooo much! 🙂

Rico Suvae November 21, 2011 at 5:25 am

Horrible product being forced up gmail users. Deleted after 30 mins.

Thanks for this post.

Natalina November 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Thank you! That was really useful!

Biskvit November 23, 2011 at 3:34 am

Thanks , helpful

wt November 27, 2011 at 3:43 am

sorry but that didn’t help it still shows up what do i do?

maria November 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

thanks, the info was really helpful..

peter hall November 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Thanks man, this garbage knackered my pc and my phone

Arulraj November 29, 2011 at 7:29 pm

thanks dude ! December 1, 2011 at 9:08 am

Thank You for providing detailed information for deleting Google+ account.

Stacie December 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

Thank you for this info. Now that I’ve stumbled upon your site, I’ll definitely be passing it along.

Martin December 2, 2011 at 7:06 pm

“Still Showing The (Forced Upon)Blue Google+ bar at top of My Homepage(Classic Google)”
“Any ideas Please(& Removing the Black line would be a bonus also)”.

keah December 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm

thanx alot

umar ali arshad December 4, 2011 at 12:46 am

Thanks buddy.May GOD bless u

Natalie December 6, 2011 at 11:30 am

Thank you!! This was very easy to follow!!

NTA December 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Thankyou for this life saver, felt like google was forcing this upon me, just want access to gmail at this current time.

Sathya December 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Thank you so much! Its very useful and easy to understand.

digga December 8, 2011 at 7:34 am


bashlsdir December 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Don’t like what Google are doing these days. Too much integration, and too much signing you in to things you don’t want to be part of. I am at the stage where I will ditch all gmail accounts.

Your honestly better off registering your own domain name and getting yourself some webspace, that way you can get your very own email address. Most half decent hosts have online email facilities. I admit its not as good as gmail, but at least you don’t get signed in to loads of stuff.

razia December 11, 2011 at 5:27 am

thank u so really helped..

DarknessEyes December 11, 2011 at 11:25 pm

thanks so much!!! It was really annoying an pretty much sucked…

claudia December 14, 2011 at 1:19 am

thank you!!! muchas gracias….. it was very helpful 🙂

mohamed December 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm

thanks a lot. it works perfectly

Bert December 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm

very helpful, thanks

didi December 18, 2011 at 5:38 am

thanks! and judging from all the other people thanking you, everyone hates Google+! LOL

Natascha December 19, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Thanks for this, I am now free of all social media, yah!

xyz December 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm


Shahnaj December 21, 2011 at 3:50 am

Thnx so much!!

Archana December 21, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Thanks! very helpful

anonymous December 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Thx man!

Nanda December 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Thanks, really helpful!!!

jitu December 29, 2011 at 7:42 pm

my yahoo email address is still left in google account.. so how i will delete permanently from google ??

Jake December 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

My google + dont have the second step

Linda January 2, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Thanks!!! I wanted to try it out but got really upset when I discovered that the link to photos no longer leads to picasa web albums (which I love to use). This tutorial was very helpful. 🙂

bala January 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

thanks a lot

Farheen January 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm

thanks a lot! it’s very helpful 🙂

Vince January 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

Thanks for the info. Extremely helpful.
Is it possible to setup a google plus page that will have only my Band name and not my full name?

katie January 10, 2012 at 1:50 am

hiya tnx sooo much 4 helpin me delete my google= account

sarah January 11, 2012 at 2:13 am

oh thank god, so helpful! 🙂

juju January 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

Thanks, this was really helpful!

younggirl199 January 11, 2012 at 11:38 am

thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx so much yar : g

Jani January 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Thank u soooooooooooooooooooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :-

Subhash January 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Thanks +++++++++++++

Ingeborg January 12, 2012 at 6:55 am

Thanks so much for the write up. I accidentally signed up for google plus on my phone, thanks for keeping me get rid of it!

Adam Goldman January 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Cool! Thanks a bunch!

Damn google sneaked their +1 on me without asking!

LAVI January 18, 2012 at 1:15 am


Joanne January 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

Thank you, god, wish I didn’t have to go through this in the first place just to set up a secondary bloody Gmail account for my blog!

anne January 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

thank u for ur help:-)

Kumar January 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Thanks a million to you Rohit you savde a lot of my time.

hannah January 20, 2012 at 5:22 am

i have forgotten my password for google accounts, and have attempted password resets but the email they have for recovery is wrong. can i delete my account without signing in?

Jaimie January 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

thank you VERY much! I appreciate it. Very easy to follow along. If you by chance know how to get back pictures onto blogger after deleting the pictures from google + album (at that time they didn’t have any disclaimer that deleting the pre-uploaded album would delete the pictures from ALL accounts!!!) PLEASE please let me know!! I’m still so upset about that. years of pictures on my blog. gone. Thanks again.

Rushabh January 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Thanks for help ..

Anjali January 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Dear Rohit,

Really awesome!


NILESH January 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm


NILESH January 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm


gaurav January 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

Thanks a lot for such an informative and a helpful article:)

Kaylynn January 25, 2012 at 5:18 am

Thank you very much for that helpful info.

Alice January 25, 2012 at 11:41 am

Thank you SOOOO much! I can’t believe how difficult they make it just to get out of Google+. They manipulate the posts and even change the wording so you can’t find the instructions. Yours were great!

Anand Singh January 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

thank you

journalist January 26, 2012 at 11:48 pm

cancled google +, gmail, google, youtube, facebook.

called sprint and cancled my android based fone due to gmail manopoly.

with all of the athoritarian legislation being passed. I’m backing completely out of google and asosiated services.

I just cant trust them. I like my privacy and hold it as VERY VERY IMPORTANT

Rajendra January 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

Awesome solution… thnxxx

venu January 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm


Amy January 28, 2012 at 3:49 am

Thank you! I’ve been trying desperately to delete the account! Your site had the clearest and easiest to follow directions!

Federico Tejeda January 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Thank you very much for your help on removing that annoying GMail+ thing.

May I suggest that you make your very usefull instructions, printer friendly.
I wanted to print the web page and my printer said they were 25 pages to print.

If only the step by step instructions were printer friendly it would be much appreciated.

And, thank you very much for your VERY valuable information.

Bulbul January 29, 2012 at 7:21 am

If I delete somebody from my G+ circles: is there any chance that they also come to know this thing via email. If so how i block to inform them.

JB February 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Thanks!! It works perfectly!

sarah taylor February 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

thank you sooooo much 4 this “cheat cheat” i guess i should call it. i was having people come to my wall and it was just really annoying and much of a hassle, i thought it was never possible 2 delete my account on google+ , but thank you, i was able 2 do it. thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

your follower,

DEANA February 7, 2012 at 3:25 am


EHA February 8, 2012 at 3:35 am

Help, this doesn’t work!
There is NO OPTION that says:
“Delete profile and remove associated social features”

It only says:
Delete entire Google account Close entire account and delete all services and info associated with it
View, enable, or disable web history Go to web history

Jothi February 14, 2012 at 1:01 am

Thank you very much !!

Sonatina February 17, 2012 at 7:53 am

So I followed these instructions step by step and my google+ account is still there. I want it gone ASAP I dont like it.

amelia February 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm


Tracy February 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm


This Google PLUS is way TOO CONFUSING!!! Hate it! Some day if they make it more “user friendly” might try it!

gautam February 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

thanks dood

kharnifex February 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

wow, great tip,

the pathetic afterthought has been removed!

Jain S Chembarathy February 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Thanks a lot…..

Stephen Cooke March 1, 2012 at 2:48 am

Thanks – nice and straightforward, unlike google’s instructions (deliberately vague and awkward)

wtf March 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm


NZ March 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Thank u!! made life a lot easier!

Shaurya March 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Tanks man!

Sigis March 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Thank you very much, I’ve spend some time trying to find out how to remove damn g+… your instructions worked very well!

ShuRhaiRa888 March 11, 2012 at 10:21 am

Thanks. This is a very useful tip!

Chris March 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Thanks! It works!

Magic March 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

Oh thanks that was so helpful,but i need one more help ,Is it possible to disable Circling option on Google.I don’t want that people circle me on their own.How can i disable that option ?

grizzly joe March 16, 2012 at 12:49 am

ok- how do ya remove/delete/close the Google+ Youtube acct that Google (seemingly) automatically sets up w/ yer G+ acct. I have my own Youtube acct that I want to bring under my G+ umbrella BUT can’t since (ie, that email is already associated with a Youtube account…”)

BTW- I am NOT using gmail for either account

THANKS!! can’t find a way 2 do this AARRGGH!

Sona March 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Thnks..!!!! very helpful.. 🙂

cora March 22, 2012 at 4:12 am

Thank you!

Jim March 23, 2012 at 5:04 am

Thank you, later G+………….!

Varinderjit singh March 24, 2012 at 4:56 am

I dont need google plus with my account because google plus only one thing do and that is hacking my devices.

Becky L March 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

THANK YOU for this page. I wanted my picasa web albums back, and now I have them!! Didn’t use google+ anyhow.

Natjuuuh March 28, 2012 at 12:18 am

Thanks man i delete it sukc amazing i stay on facebook and not to google plus google haves amazing thgings but tis NOT

sapna March 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Realy it`s very simpal and easy to understand nice tutorial.
thanx a lot……

Gabriele March 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Thanks, it’s really helpful!

Anon March 31, 2012 at 10:48 am


someone March 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm

this was very helpful but i think all accounts are modified. i didnt get much help from this but got some and i tried some on my own.first you have to click your account photo on top right and click privacy. next, click on account overview and then do the give.

sagar April 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

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peter April 6, 2012 at 7:14 am

thanks you very much for this.

No longer am I redirected to a crappy g+ version of my photos when I goto picasa 🙂

S.K. - Annie April 9, 2012 at 5:05 am

Couldn’t have figured this out without your help. Google+ is so complicated and not worthy of my time and effort to sort out. Thank you so much!

Serah Gomez April 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

ima sooo proud of dis community !!! well dun! keep up ur gud wrk!

bob April 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

thank dude

tangomum April 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Thank you. I was going in circles there. I knew I’d done it before for a friend, but I couldn’t find the right magic sequence this time. AAAARGH.
Just for info – my screen didn’t have the handy-dandy icon at top right, so I went through ?settings? at the top left, just under the Google+ logo.

keerthi Nair April 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Thanxxxsss alot for this problem. thankyou.

karn April 13, 2012 at 7:32 am

thanks man…solved a problem for sure…in my opinion g+ sucks..

Ree Cassie April 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

thank you 🙂 very helpful 🙂

A.A Johnson April 16, 2012 at 5:38 am

lifesavr didnt want g+ was accident…

Ronald April 17, 2012 at 2:34 am

Thank you so much!

WR Temple April 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

Thank you. Though they’ve changed the delete process, your info at least got me going the right direction. I don’t know if it’s Google (probably), FireFox 11.0 (probably NOT, or what, but even Google doesn’t work on my XP machine (yea, yeah, I know). Only if I use IE 8.0 and I don’t like using IE (though that’s the only way I could get to your info at the present time….

Gorza April 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm


magumi April 21, 2012 at 2:26 am

THANKS VERY MUCH!!! very helpful!!!

Kuleo Sereta April 25, 2012 at 6:47 am

Thank you! Gracias!!!!

Jules April 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Thank you in a BIG way!!

PhilB May 10, 2012 at 8:50 am

Thanks. What a relief to get rid of Google+ and its crippled photo site. Picasa Web Albums is perfect for my needs – clean, fast slideshows to send to my friends and family. No self promotion, no social media. Perfect.

sarantha May 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

thanks a lot!!……….:)

as May 15, 2012 at 6:49 pm

thank you
this help me lot of

sam May 17, 2012 at 1:23 am

anyone know if i can delete a bog standard google account but keep the gmail account? i only wanted another email address and accidentally created an account for it

Robs May 31, 2012 at 5:23 am

They also deleted my YouTube-page, which, luckily, I recovered. But I got the Google+ back again.

Maliha June 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Thanks dude 🙂
You really helped me out of this mess

Clay June 14, 2012 at 12:52 am

Your instructions lead me to the right place and worked for me, but the pages & link names have changed since your original post. Might want to update with the new screens that Google uses today.

Rohit June 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Hi Clay

thanks for bringing it to my notice, I have updated the article.


Joe June 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm

YES! Thank you so much!

Sophie June 15, 2012 at 1:31 am

Thank you very much for the help!
BTW, I think it is ironic how you ask us to +1 the article just after telling us how to delete google+ 🙂

Sam June 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Yes i got it removed
that was an annoying service
Thank’s Rohit Khurana

Godwin Ebenezar June 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Thank you. Nice write up!!

Vik June 18, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Thanks Man for the help 🙂

gopi June 23, 2012 at 11:35 am


krishna June 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm

thanks.. it was helpful

LinLin June 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

thank you!

Mischi June 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm

lol. Great info.Thank you!

Susan June 26, 2012 at 4:55 am

You’re an angel!

Benjaminl June 28, 2012 at 2:22 am

Thanks you !

Selma June 29, 2012 at 12:18 am

Thank you! I accidently set it up and had a profile I didn’t even know about until someone sent me a circle request or whatever they call it. Thank you!

Debbie June 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Thanks a ton!!

Anu June 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Thank You !!

Melaynie July 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Thank you so much, it worked like a charm.

anonymous July 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm


Asif Azad July 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

Thanks buddy i was looking 4 this tips since long………

jul August 1, 2012 at 5:23 am

This website was very helpful, my mom didn’t want me having a face book and although this isn’t TOO much like it it still border lines her comfort zone, i need to know how to quit before she found out i had one so Thank you!

FuadKyoto August 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Thank you so much, this was extremely useful!

shahzad August 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

also tell me how to delete google hangout from my gmail account..?

Iqra August 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Phew! I thought I’d never get rid of it! Thanks, these were good clear instructions! 😉

manoj surya sagar August 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm

thank for help me…..

ckv August 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Thanks a lot..

nk August 24, 2012 at 2:09 am

Thanks a lot great it worked

John Morgan August 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

What will happen when iGoogle is retired next year? How will video chat and the few useful gadgets I have on my personalized home page be accessed? Is google+ the way to keep them? I did try Chrome but it does not work well on my mac.

Anil August 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Thanks a lot..,.

Prince September 15, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

Synolda September 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Thank You. Very easy to follow.

hasan aijaz October 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm

thanks , it worked 🙂

Missie October 25, 2012 at 2:36 am

thank you sooooo much!!!! This has had me going around in circles all day because I was so afraid I’d delete my gmail too!
You are awesome! 🙂

nunya October 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Evidently this is no longer possible or is different somehow when using gmail in the classic view as there is no option to “delete profile and social features” where it’s described in this article. Perhaps that’s becuse the google + content I’m looking to delete is on the primary profile or because Google uis being stupid and not allowing you to remove it anymore… which seems to be another aspect of Google and Facebook, and all the other stupid social sites/aps wanting to control everything.

nunya October 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Ah, the procedure is a bit different now or different in the gmail classic view….

Now go click on the account icon at the upper right, choose “account” and the option is at the bottom of that page. The appearance is a bit different but it’s there.

Akosh3 October 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Thank you! 🙂

paula October 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

thnk u

Kris October 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Thanks! What an agressive unfair way to keep people in this unsecured social network: emphasizing that you have a chance to delete all your emails if you do something wrong. Igot so scared I was procrastinating to quit for half a year.

Safa ♡ November 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Thank you that really helped!
Honestly Google+ scares me.

Jenny November 16, 2012 at 8:58 am

Damn it man, THANK YOU SO MUCH

susmart November 22, 2012 at 4:45 am

Thanks for getting me further that 12 other searches. Went exactly like you said, up until… when it didn’t work. It kept INSISTING that I also check Gmail from items to delete. It just didn’t want to do it.

Robert Barnes November 24, 2012 at 3:40 am

Thank you for the assist. I spent more time trying to kill + than I ever used the site. Then I searched your instructions and killed it in a couple of minutes.

Buttwizer December 9, 2012 at 9:00 am

As of this Dec-2012, there are two posts relating to this specific G+ a/c Deletion questions that was prominently displayed.
The content on this particular post is the most helpful, concise and direct, as it was recently ‘updated’!
Thanks for the author of this post.

Brian Arcelo December 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Thank you very much for this. Google+ annoys me.

prince lyte December 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

That’s,I don’t need google bye

SELVA December 29, 2012 at 5:21 am


Mona K. December 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Thanks for your help! The Circles thing annoys me……

Mona K. December 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for your help! The Circles thing annoys me…… There are bothersome people around…

rahul January 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm

thank u so much really usefull for us …………………………………..

amaz January 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm

step by step nice info..really informative thanks a ton

hayley January 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm

hey thanks so much! this really helped! Some of the pictures are old, but I understood what you meant. 🙂

Persia January 13, 2013 at 3:52 am

omg thank you! I couldn’t stand google+ and felt rather saddled with it.

kitty January 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm

thanks! are you sure that it will delete the account. how much time will it take?

Gary January 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Thanks so much for the heads up!

I rely on gmail being as quick as possible, and since I’m socialite twit and I don’t FacePlant, I don’t want any excess baggage!

raghavendra.k January 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm

thanks to rohith sir i love alot sir thanks

CPA January 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Thank you for the post. Appreciate it.

ken February 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Thankyou!….the whole thing is a damn nuisance…a waste of space aswell… and learn!

kamesh February 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

thank u it was helpful vry mch

Susan Moseley February 19, 2013 at 10:54 pm

very helpful, thanks!

nick March 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

very helpful! thanks a lot!

Scatman March 13, 2013 at 5:49 am

I hate social networking…if I want to know what you’re doing, I’ll call/tweet/ask.

Tom March 16, 2013 at 3:53 am

Thanks! Google+ won’t allow for just my company so this came in great help!

Izzy Hart March 16, 2013 at 4:56 am

Thank you so much, i am horrible with computers and it is always so confusing to delete what you want, and keep what you want to have saved.

Krithika March 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Thank you. It was helpful

Scott Nelson March 31, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I was able to work through the steps the other day (your tutorial confirmed that I did it correctly). How long does it take, though, for the google+ pop-up screen to go off and my old google way of sending emails come back? Thanks.

Scott Nelson March 31, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I went through the steps the other day to delete google+. Its screen still pops up whenever I send an email. How long does it take for the function to be removed after going the disabling steps?

Brittany April 2, 2013 at 1:29 am

Need to delete Google plus off my phone please. I have a new account with Hotmail

maddog April 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

these fuckers are force feeding me shit that i don’t like the taste of, fuck google and fuck facebook.

jerq887 April 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm

ok, i did everything exactly this tutorial told me to, and now, when i try to go to the inbox, ONCE AGAIN it tells me that i need to give myself a full name, and re-create a google+ account
( What you’ll get: A Google+ profile
Your channel comes with a public Google+ profile. It helps friends find your videos and other content you share on Google.)
so i cant go to my inbox or to my channel unless i have THAT FUCKING UGLY ASS USELESS GOOGLE+ SHIT!! >:(((((

David April 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Thank you. It is very helpful.

negativghostrdr April 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Thanks ! Very helpful!

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