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Google to Drop Google Plus Requirement for YouTube, Other Services

Google to Drop Google Plus Requirement for YouTube, Other Services

Posted July 27, 2015 at 7:07pm by iClarified
Google has announced that it will drop the requirement of a Google Plus account for YouTube, content sharing, communicating with contacts, and other services.

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.

The company also announced the change on its YouTube blog saying, "YouTube will no longer require a Google+ profile when you want to upload, comment, or create a channel. If you’re happy with everything as it is now, then just keep on keepin’ on. 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)."

The comments you make on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, not also on Google+. And vice-versa. This starts rolling out today.

More details on the change can be found at the link below...

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misterhumann - July 28, 2015 at 1:43am
I'm staggered. now I can only hate google.gov with the wrath of 999 suns.
Tom431324 - July 27, 2015 at 11:16pm
GOOD LORD! It's about time! I haven't been able to comment on youtube because of google+ crap requirements! I could have told u 2 years ago users would rather not use services than be forced into signing up for this crap!
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Google Plus - July 27, 2015 at 10:44pm
At last. If only Apple would listen to its customers as well !!!
gamerscul9870 - July 28, 2015 at 2:31am
Apple does listen to their customers what they wanted. Did you know they asked early iPhone 5 buyers what they want most. 2 years later up to 2014, they got what they asked for. Bazing!!
matrixmaniac - July 27, 2015 at 9:44pm
Finally: The beginning of the end of G+!
David "Section" Mason - July 27, 2015 at 9:23pm
F*** Google plus. Even the founder of Youtube said it a long time ago.
Nick - July 27, 2015 at 9:14pm
It's about time!
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