Monday, July 27, 2015

YouTube to eventually not require Google+ for features

Love YouTube but hate Google+?  Probably the most important news regarding G+ in a long time...

YouTube and Google have recently announced that they finally understand how many Google users aren't very fond of Google+ with respective blog entries (YouTube blog, Google blog).

While not fully completed, certain pieces of the process are going live today.  With today’s announcement from Google+, you’ll see more changes. The comments you make on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, not also on Google+. And vice-versa. This starts rolling out today.

While a Google+ account will no longer be required to access various YouTube features, it should be noted that those wanting to remove G+ from their life should wait just a bit longer.  If you want to remove your Google+ profile, you’ll be able to do this in the coming months, but do not do it now or you’ll delete your YouTube channel (no bueno).

No actual word on how long the conversion will take, but it is made clear that YouTube is the first Google product site to go through with changes, with more over the next few months.

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