Google Has Begun Splitting Google+ From The Rest Of Its Services

Google has finally announced that it will no longer use your Google+ profile as your identity across Google products and the change will begin rolling out over the next few months.

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One of the first services to benefit from this will be YouTube. Users will be able to share content, communicate with contacts and create YouTube channels through a standard Google account.

Further, the company seems to want to win back the hearts of all the users it forced into signing up for Google+ by offering better options for managing and removing their Google+ profile.

For YouTube, the change will affect comments and channels on the site as both were powered by Google+. Going forward, no comments made on YouTube will show up on a person’s Google+ profile.

Features such as Google+’s comment moderation features such as comment review, auto-approve comments from certain users have been retained, but with the lack of Google+.

In the coming weeks, you no longer will require a Google+ account in order to upload, comment or create a channel on YouTube, and in the coming months you’ll be able to delete your Google+ account wholly.

As much as we’d like it, Google+ isn’t going away, but Google is solving pretty much the only problem I had with it – I’m not forced to be on the social network anymore.

Google has already spun off Google Photos into a separate service and will bring location sharing to Hangouts in the coming months, but will continue to build new features into Google+.

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