Previously, there was a requirement that new Gmail users had to create a Google+ account. Now however, reports from Marketing Land have said that the requirement is now lifted.
When new users sign up for any of Google services such as Gmail and Drive, they can simply click the “no thanks” button if they’re not keen on signing up for the search giant’s social network.
No news has come from Google about the state of Google+ but everything has seemed to go up in the air since the departure of Vic Gundotra, the key person behind the search behemoth’s latest social media effort.
Creating an account was never much of a hassle but it just seems that the company is less committed and uncertain of future plans regarding its social network. Few months ago, Google stopped forcing users to use their real names on its social media network and did away with Sign In buttons for the network. Last month, Google+ Photos became an independent service.
So, does this signal the soon to be end of Google+? We think if this continues, it definitely looks to be going in that direction!
Source: The Verge