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Report: Google May Be Subtracting Its Photo Service From Google+ And Offering As A Standalone Product
Cue the Google+ is dead talk. Today Bloomberg reported that the photos service that’s been the biggest boon to Google+ may become independent from Google+.
Google+ has the best photo functionality of any of the major social networks, hands down. According to the report, this move would allow for non-Google+ users to reap the rewards of the software, much like what happened with Google Hangouts.
So what does this mean for Google+? Hard to say, but this could be more of a push at the Instagram/Snapchat/Vine user, than an indication that Google+ is having issues.
Splitting features into different apps has been the norm these days with the likes of Foursquare/Swarm, Facebook/Messenger and LinkedIn.
Again, the splitting of features is something not new to Google — their Hangouts app has been highly successful. This may just be a logical extension of good software. Or it may, in fact, signal another step away from Google+. An interesting update from Google Glass today actually recommended that their followers follow them on Instagram for more #throughglass content. Only time will only tell.
For more information, see the story on Bloomberg.