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Is This The End Of Google Plus?

By piranha

5th March 2015

Compared to the likes of Facebook and Twitter, Google + just doesn’t cut it in the world of social media. It currently has 540 million people using the site each month, compared to Facebook’s 1.393 billion users.

On Monday, the search giant confirmed that it would be splitting Google+ into two different service groups; Photos and Streams.

Many people use the photos section of the site to back up and store their images. It also comes with a wide range of tools to edit the pictures, making it particularly popular with photographers.

By breaking this section away from the rest of the site, users will be able to use the photo tools without actually having to access Google+.

Stream makes up most of the site and is the first thing that you see when you log in to your account. It consists of updates from your circles, follower recommendations and community groups.

It is also rumoured that Google will be separating its chat app, Hangouts, from the rest of the site. This is where users can go to chat, send pictures and share videos with their friends.

Google’s Senior Vice President, Sundar Pichai, commented on the company’s latest move, saying “I think increasingly you’ll see us focus on communications, photos and the Google+ Stream as three important areas, rather than being thought of as one area.”

At the moment, it is not clear how exactly these services will change other than they will be standalone products.

Since it was formed in 2011, Google+ has received a large amount of criticism for its inability to attract users to the site. With many people saying that Google+ is dying out, this is undoubtedly an attempt to save the site before it’s too late!

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