Google is trying to change their approach to Google+ and strip off it’s deemed ‘unnecessary’ features. Just recently, Google+ Photos was lifted to a separate service called Google Photos. In a blog post yesterday, Google also claimed they would take “location sharing into Hangouts and other apps, where it really belongs”. All these are geared towards offering a more focused and user engaging Google+.
The good news goes thus: In coming months, all you need is a Google account to access all of Google’s services. Your Google + account for instance will no longer be tied to your YouTube account/channel.
Your Google account won’t be searchable or followable, unlike public Google+ profiles. And for people who already created Google+ profiles but don’t plan to use Google+ itself, we’ll offer better options for managing and removing those public profiles.
This is good feedback, considering that people have complained that it’s a whole lot easier accessing all Google services with just one account instead of having a separate Google+ profile. The changes are expected to roll out gradually in coming months. You can also read the full blog post HERE.