Youtube and Google+ are separating

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by endoverend, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. endoverend

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    Google has announced that YouTube and Google+ (Google's social network) are splitting up after they were joined years ago amid much criticism.

    Several months ago, Google stopped requiring users to make Google+ accounts to sign up for other Google services like GMail or YouTube. As of today, your YouTube comments will no longer be posted publicly to your Google+ account automatically.

    However, YouTube channels and videos are still linked to Google+ accounts. This separation will come later. DO NOT DELETE YOUR GOOGLE+ PROFILE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO ALSO DELETE YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

    Google claims that this decision will help to remove things from Google+ that aren't "essential to an interest-based social experience".


  2. HaloEffect17

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    Jul 1, 2015
    Quite frankly, I'm glad they're separating. They've received a great deal of vitriol together for a reason.
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