Updated on December 10, 2021
Google’s recently spun off its popular Google+ Photos service into the stand-alone Google Photos, without the “+” or ties to Google’s less-than-popular Google+ social network.
As such, the search engine giant is shutting down its Google+ Photos apps as of August 1, starting with the Android app, followed by the iOS and web versions. Users still clinging to Google+ Photos can either download their photos via the use of Google Takeout or switch to the similar Google Photos.
Again, while I still use Google+, it’s obviously not set the world on fire. Even those that might be interested in Google+ are caught up in the situation of not moving to Google+ because their friends and family aren’t using Google+. Hence Google Photos as a stand-alone service, with easier sharing to Facebook and Twitter available.
Have any of you given Google Photos a go?
Anthony Dean is the owner of Diverse Tech Geek and Diverse Media Notes.