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I wanted to close my Google+ account, but when I went to do so, one of the items in the “Read this before proceeding” section mentions:

  • You won't be able to use the "Sign in with Google" button to log in to third-party apps.

I assume they mean OpenID, but I’m not sure.

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I would assume so. – Frank Nov 14 '13 at 21:01
+1 for wanting to close Google+ account. :) – gnometorule Nov 14 '13 at 21:10
There should be two options: closing your Google+ account and deleting your Google account entirely. Those aren't related AFAIK. Unless they changed that recently. – slhck Nov 14 '13 at 21:24

I once closed or disabled my Google+ and next time I wanted to log in to Stackexchange I got a weird message about missing Google+ and it wanted me to activate it again.

So if you close your Google+ you will probably not be allowed to use OpenID until you activate it again.

At least that's what happened to me. This was a while ago so Google might have changed something since then.

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