If you are signing up for a new Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs account, you will now have the ability to say "No Thanks" to creating a Google+ account. Previously, you had to create a social networking profile whether or not you wanted one.
The latest move follows Google's decision in July to no longer force users to use their real names in Google+. Additionally, reports have Google spinning off Google+ Photos into its own standalone service.
While no one ever really used the service, especially compared to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks, Google+ did have its place in the market and was popular among some. Back in April, longtime Google+ chief Vic Gundotra left the company, and since then it appears that the search giant is looking to phase out the product.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Sep 2014 11:46