Google Plus is separating from YouTube!
The collaboration between the two platforms was introduced almost two years ago and YouTube users were forced to accept Google+ as a part of the new comments system, which left a lot of users angry. However, Google have now officially stated that they will be separating Google+ accounts from YouTube.
Google announced that they will be scaling back the reach of the under-performing platform in a blog post earlier on in the week. A Google Account will soon be the only thing you need to be able to share content, communicate and create YouTube channels.
Since the forced promotion of Google+ begun, Google’s most popular services required a Google+ account in order to be accessed, and there wasn’t a way to say no.
Hopefully all this will change, as YouTube will be the first platform to split from Google+. Google have stated that they also have plans to exclude G+ from most of their other popular services in the near future.
YouTube is currently in the early stages of moving away from Google+, as the only update that has been made so far is the change in comments, so be careful not to delete your Google+ account yet because doing so will also erase your YouTube account!
Google is saying that this isn’t the end of Google+, as it will continue to provide an “interest-based social experience” for the minority of users who still enjoy using it. Read the Google blog post here.