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Google backtracks on Google+

Google backtracks on Google+
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Google+ is still here, and for all we know, it could linger on forever in solitude. But at least now you don't have to use it in order to use the Google tools and services you actually want.

It's all in the name of "a more focused Google+ experience," but I'm thinking it has more to do with the fact that hardly anyone uses Google+.

An official Google blog post written by Bradley Horowitz, VP of Streams, Photos, and Sharing, says that the company is moving some features around and making several adjustments to the Google+ program, which hasn't exactly caught on with users.

One of the things Google is adding is the Google+ Collections. This will be a place to share your photos and read posts based on your interests.

According to the blog post, Google is also moving some of its key Google+ features around to more intuitive places and applications.

A few main parts of the Google+ Photos have been moved into the brand new Google Photos app to make things easier to find. The developing team is also moving location sharing features to its messaging app, Hangouts, to put it "where it really belongs."

Another big upside of the Google+ revival is the fact that you won't be forced to link all of the Google products you use with your personal Google+ account. You'll be able to pick and choose what you want to link and what you want to do anonymously or on a separate account.

Google said that this process will take some time and changes will happen over the course of months, but we're excited to see what comes of the changes to Google+.

Do you think it'll be enough to hook you into joining or do you think you'll still be unmotivated to sign up for a Google+ account? Tell me by leaving a note in the comments section below.

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