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Google Plus will shut down but Unreal still uses its API

Hi.

Google+ will be a history soon. According to their site Google+ API Shutdown  |  Google+ Platform  |  Google Developers their API will be shutted down on March 7, 2019. OnlineSubsystemGooglePlay still uses this API to perform login ( “https://www.googleapis.com/auth/plus.login” ).

https://github.com/EpicGames/UnrealEngine/blob/master/Engine/Plugins/Online/Android/OnlineSubsystemGooglePlay/Source/Private/OnlineAsyncTaskGooglePlayLogin.cpp

Just wanted to rise an alert about that. I think this should be checked (and fixed) as soon as possible.

Thanks.

FYI: You’re more likely to draw attention to it via the bug reporting system:

https://epicsupport.force.com/unrealengine/s/

It seems there is a fix for that and will probably be in 4.21.2 :smiley:
https://github.com/EpicGames/UnrealEngine/commit/1265ed911c13e200fca913f951efe32144593772?fbclid=IwAR1sg0aNBXUUvlLErJggCzsjAE7klZA71mslGUGwyOFO79ETrYxL9FzKhVg

Thanks Epic!

Fix has been integrated in 4.21.2: 4.21.2 Hotfix Released - Announcements and Releases - Unreal Engine Forums

I use leaderboards in app purchases and ad mob. If I delete google on line sub system in ini then leader board wont show. Log in works but show leader board dosent. Also I removed Google + API from google API’s and I don’t see any changes. Does any one know what needs to be taken out and what to replace it with in UE4? Thanks.

What will be with my content at Google+? Also I have got such messages on my accounts… Not good news

Ultimate Mobile Kit uses the newest Firebase Authentication implementation so is not affected by Google+ shutdown

Recently, Google sent out e-mails to users about planned Google+ shutdown. Ultimate Mobile Kit uses the next generation Firebase Authentication solution and this is not affected by Google+ shutdown. If someone uses Google+ Authentication, Google recommends switch to Firebase Authentication so using Ultimate Mobile Kit is the newest possible solution for Authentication :slight_smile:

**More information here: **Ultimate Mobile Kit for iOS & Android - Firebase - Marketplace - Unreal Engine Forums

Sheesh. The info is about 3.5 kilometers long. Sorry 3.4 kilometers long. Huston we have problem right of the bat. Any other better solutions out there?>