The much maligned Google+ social media platform which has been a thorn in the side of YouTubers for a long time now, is finally being pulled. While the company itself is sticking around, its messing around in YouTube’s affairs is nearly over.
According to the YouTube Creator blog, Google is officially cutting a divide between the two services — likely a major early step in effectively killing off Google+. Of course, since we were all required to get Google+ accounts early on in order to continue using YouTube, don’t think we can just delete them and not suffer repercussions just yet. Says the blog:
This one’s further off. In the coming weeks, 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).”
So that’s good. Hopefully this will serve as a good example that you can’t force crap on users and expect them to take it.