Google+ Photos to Be Separated
Bohs Hansen / 3 years ago
Following the recent separation of Hangouts from Google+, it’s now time for the photo service to gain it’s own independence. The search giant has had trouble getting people to sing up to their social media service and the separation could be seen as an attempt do connect to those users who don’t want Google+.
Google+ is evolving after the departure of top executive Vic Gundotra earlier this year. Gundotra, who led the social effort, had made it a key point to get more people to sign to their services. This forced signup needed to use many services, such as YouTube comments, sparked a lot of uproar on the internet.
“Over here in our darkroom, we’re always developing new ways for people to snap, share and say cheese,” Google said in an e-mailed statement to Bloomberg without commenting specifically on any plans for separating out the photo service.
Facebook’s acquisition of Instragram in 2012 was very successful for the company and it looks like Google is trying to follow in those footsteps with the new Google+ Photos; or maybe it’s just an attempt to not be left behind.
Serving more then 500 million users with 1.5 billion photos uploaded to Google+ every week, it easy to see why Google wants to get the most out of their Photo service. Besides the storage and sharing of images, the site also provides tools for enhancements and effects. According to un-named sources, the service would still work for the social networks users but might get re-branded.
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