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Google+ is parting ways from Youtube…!

YouTube and Google have recently announced that they will be splitting the use of Google+ and YouTube from one another in regards to comment posting.

Up until now for every Youtube video, you would find the option ‘Shared on Google+‘ right below in the comments. And that’s never been a cool thing. As a result, you would have to always have your Google+ account attached, but YouTube and Google have realized that was not a good idea and have announced that you’ll no longer have to have the two intertlinked.

Announcement from Youtube:

All of these conversations should be simpler and easier to have on YouTube, and we’ve been working on that. First off, we’ve improved the ranking system that reduces the visibility of junk comments. It’s working—the rate of dislikes on comments has dropped by more than 35 percent across YouTube.

With today’s announcement from Google+, you’ll see more changes. The comments you make on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, not also on Google+. And vice-versa. This starts rolling out today.Creators told us they liked the moderation options on their channels, like reviewing comments before they’re posted, blocking certain words, or auto-approving comments from certain fans. All this stays.

And from Google:

People have told us that accessing all of their Google stuff with one account makes life a whole lot easier. But we’ve also heard that it doesn’t make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use.

As always, your underlying Google Account won’t be searchable or followable, unlike public Google+ profiles. And for people who already created Google+ profiles but don’t plan to use Google+ itself, we’ll offer better options for managing and removing those public profiles.

Overall, this is a good step forward for those who wanted to keep the anonymity between their profiles. But the integration is old enough that this best affects new (and newer) users who are just breaking onto using Google as their main source of internet integration.

But regardless, users got what they wanted! So cheers for that.

Source: Google Blogspot