Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jul 2015 05:51 UTC

People have told us that accessing all of their Google stuff with one account makes life a whole lot easier. But we've also heard that it doesn't make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use.

So in the coming months, a Google Account will be all you'll need to share content, communicate with contacts, create a YouTube channel and more, all across Google. YouTube will be one of the first products to make this change, and you can learn more on their blog. As always, your underlying 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.

Google is getting rid of its horrible social network and all the means with which it tried to shove it down our throats. Great move, but long, long overdue.

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RE: Comment by Loreia
by henrikmk on Tue 28th Jul 2015 09:09 UTC in reply to "Comment by Loreia"
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I entirely agree. It could still be great if there were more people on it, because right now, it's barely more than a news stream for me, although a quite high quality one..

I wonder if there at some point could be another threat of exodus from Facebook again, and if that happens, I'm sure G+ will be ready.

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