Google’s free email service is great — tons of people use it. Google+ isn’t nearly as popular, even though new Gmail users have been forced to connect to a Google+ account for years. Now, Google’s making that social service integration optional. Finally.
WordStream noticed yesterday that new Gmail sign-ups are no longer required to connect a Google+ account to their email accounts — now, there’s a “no thanks” button that wasn’t there before. Google confirmed to Wordstream that the sign-up process was changed earlier this month.
While consolidating some of its other social features.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens to Google+, now that it’s no longer forcing every new Gmail sign-up to buy a house in the town. [Wordstream]