Google+ Is Being Broken Into 'Photos' And 'Streams'

Google+ Is Being Broken Into 'Photos' and 'Streams'

Google is splitting Google+ up. In a post on Google+ today, Bradley Horowitz, an existing Google VP of product, announced that he'd taken over responsibilities for the service, which willow be split into new services called Photos and Streams.

That's not to say that Google+ is dead yet — at least not officially. But it does suggest that Google is moving away from the pure Plus branding, which suggests an overhaul may be not too far off. Indeed, last week, speaking to Forbes, Google's senior vice president of products Sundar Pichai, said that "I think increasingly you'll see us focus on communications, photos and the Google+ Stream as three important areas, rather than being thought of as one area." Clearly, this news separates out Photos and Stream, with the communications element — presumably Hangouts — already a separate entity.

It may be that with the two new products having official names, the Google+ branding simply melts away. But that's speculation. We'll just have to wait see what Google wants from its so-far unsuccessful social network. [Bradley Horowitz via The Verge]

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    I wish Google+ would just die! I'm so sick of everything I try to do on my Google account pushing me to open a + account. YouTube tries all the time, I purchased more storage for my drive account and I get a pop-up box telling me join Google+

    Hey Google, guess what? some people don't like social media and don't want anything to do with it, so stop ramming your dead service down our throats!
    (Steps off the soap box)

    Last edited 03/03/15 8:26 am

      If you have a google account, you already have a google+ account. Welcome.

      It's not going to die, there are way too many users. It's a great way to hook in with people of similar interests. I only see things I care about on there. No babies, no furniture make overs, none of the stupid shit that is all over facebook.

    We’ll just have to wait see what Google wants from its so-far unsuccessful social network.
    I only use Google+ and it's the only social network I could get many of my 'anti-social-network' family to use. I've found new places to explore via the 'Nearby' stream. I've made new online friends via Google Communities.
    The only reason that it's a "ghost town" is because of how you post to only those people who you want to post to.

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