Google Glass social media accounts are disappearing from the internet

The company has been trying to make the computerised glasses into a tool for work, rather than for consumers

Google Glass appears to be getting scrubbed from the internet, as the search giant removes its social media accounts.

The company has been largely quiet about Google Glass in recent months. And it has now started removing any trace that the spectacle-mounted computer ever existed.

The Glass-owned Twitter, Instagram and Google+ accounts have all been removed. Google+ was the only site that did so with any recognition that it was disappearing, with a final commemorative message.

“Hi Explorers, we’ve had a blast hanging out with you on G+ throughout the Explorer Program,” the official account wrote. “From now on, if you have any questions about your Glass, you can get in touch with us here,” the account continued, providing a link to Google’s support page for Glass.

The support page offers tips on common issues with Google Glass, such as how to pair it. It also gives a phone number for people to call, which appears to still be in operation.

Google launched Glass in 2013. Its reception was chilly from the off, with many complaining that it looked bad and made it too easy to record people without their consent or knowledge.

It has since discontinued the consumer version of Glass. Instead, it has looked to launch the glasses as a product for the workplace — focusing on selling them to people such as surgeons, as a specialist tool.