Google has now got rid of the obligation to make an account on Google+ for the new users who sign up with it. This marks a drastic change in the approach of Google which has shown palpable zeal in exploiting its reach to promote its social networking platform of Google+. Now, for the users who sign up for Google Accounts like Gmail, GoogleDocs, among others; there appears a ‘No Thanks’ button which can be opted for avoiding signing into Google’s social network of Google+.
Google’s decelerating interest in Google+
This step from Google highlights the diminished commitment of the tech giant in Google+. However, this step is just a continuation of Google’s diminishing interest for Google+. In July last year, Google has ceased the obligation on Google+ users to use their real names on the social network. In April this year, Google has got rid of its Google+ Sign in Button in order to facilitate a more convenient signing in process. Google followed it up in August by spinning out the attribute of Google+ Photos into its own service. Google+ Photos has arguably been the best feature for the social networking platform.
Following the disappearance of Google+ boss Vic Gundotra in the April month, the enthusiasm of the tech giant in Google+ has been on the downhill slide. However, until now, Google has not yet officially commented on the status of Google+; but one thing seems certain in the coming future that removal of obligation to sign into Google+ is bound to reduce signups for the social network.