Google sent out notification to webmasters this week through Google Search Console, telling them that the mobile app properties and Google+ web integrations will no longer be supported.
Google added the ability to include your mobile apps in 2015 in Google Search Console. Beginning in 2017, Google began moving this functionality from Google Search Console to Firebase. As expected, mobile app property support, among other features, are shutting down in March.
Anyone who had app properties in Search Console got an email from Google saying that they will no longer be supporting the feature in March.
The email says “You are the owner of one or more mobile app properties in Search Console. At the end of March, 2019, Search Console will end support for app properties.”
With Google+ is closing down soon, the Google+ social sharing buttons will cease to work. Notifications were sent out to publishers who use Google+ buttons or any web integrations with Google+. The publishers were told that they should remove those integrations by March 7, 2019.
A copy of the email that says “Google has announced that Google+ for consumers will be sunset. As part of the sunset, all Google+ web integrations will stop serving on March 7, 2019. This has the potential to affect website layouts and/or functionality if no action is taken by website owners.”
If you have any important mobile app data in the Google Search Console, make sure you export as much of it as possible before it shuts down. Another thing you’ll want to consider is integrating your apps with Google’s Firebase platform. This way, you can get more functionality and data compared to Google Search Console.
Finally, if you’re Google+ on your sites, make sure to remove those dependencies by March 7.