Jul 28, 2015 113 reads by Ritu Sharma

YouTube and other Google properties can now be used without a Google+ profile. Google plans to trickle out the change in the coming months. Announcing this, Google said that this was in line with people’s feedback.

A Google account is all one would now need to share content on various Google properties, communicate with contacts, create a YouTube channel and engage in other activities across Google. A Google account used in various properties of Google won’t be searchable or followable, unlike Google+ profile that are public.

People who created Google+ profiles only to work on other Google properties rather than Google+ platform itself can now opt to remove their public profiles.

The change, as Google says, will help in creating a more focused Google+ experience. While the original argument was that integration of Google+ with YouTube and other Google properties made if and more convenient for users. They have now changed their line of thought:

“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.”

Google’s step to force Google+ on users drew flak as a method to increase overall network numbers. New policy of Google is better for those who use public Google+ as well as for those who do not.

Google+ will slowly but surely disappear from YouTube. Comments made on YouTube will not appear on Google+. The same would apply other as well.

Features such as moderation options on channels such s blocking certain words, auto-approving comments from certain fans and reviewing comments before they are posted will remain on YouTube, sans Google+. YouTube has been working on its own to reduce the visibility of junk comments.

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Ritu Sharma
Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Adwords Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.
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