The best part of Google Plus is now its own app


Say goodbye to Google Plus as you know it. The search giant confirmed Monday that the social network’s highly-regarded photo app is getting split off from the rest of the service, which will now be called “Streams.”

Google VP of Product Bradley Horowitz will head both Google Photos and Streams, he wrote in a Google Plus post: “It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users.”

Neither rebranded product’s name references Google’s social network in any way, The Verge points out. That could signal Google Plus is quietly being dismantled after failing to ever truly take off. While there are more than 2 billion Google Plus profiles, that’s mostly a result of Google’s efforts to turn Plus into a sign-in service for other Google products — Business Insider reported in January that just 9% of Google…

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