According to this article, Google+ APIs will shut down on March 7, 2019. Since I am using Google to provide authentication for several web sites (SE sites included), I am wondering if SE network will be affected by this.

Question: Will Google+ APIs shutting down affect signing in into Stack Exchange sites?

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The Google+ API shutdown will not affect our login system at all. We have already been using the generic Google OAuth2 API for some time, which is a completely independent API and is not being discontinued. We've also already updated our system to grab user info from the generic Google user profile rather than the Google+ profile. Users can continue using the Google login option without interruption.

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