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Google+ profile no longer needed for YouTube, other Google platforms

Google+ profiles will no longer be the be-all and end-all identity for users across the company's platforms such as YouTube. Google+ was launched in June 2011 as a social network to give users a single identity across all Google platforms, but some users did not react well to the forced integration with Google+.

+Bradley Horowitz  Google's vice president of streams, photos and sharing, wrote in a blog post Monday that although the company got certain things right with Google+, there were a few choices that, "in hindsight, we've needed to rethink."

In a bid to make a "more focused, more useful, more engaging" Google+, Horowitz said, over the next few months the company will unravel certain Google+ features and only require a Google account for access.



So there are two important changes to take note of:

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 j…