I’m sure you’ve heard by now Google shut down Google+. After data breaches, low user numbers, and being put on the backburners of Google’s focus they’ve decided to terminate the social network.
Back when this post was written, (2013) YouTubers were required to make Google+ accounts. With this integration, comments came from the users Google+ account which more often than not showed the users real names. Changes were made back in 2017 to using the Youtubers comments rather than Google+ user profiles.
Using Google+ is now pretty much a mote point.
Now that the social sites shut down has been moved back from August to April of this year here are the things that you will see go away.
- Private video sharing to G+ circles
- Custom Google+ URLs for channels
- Editing your channel’s icon and art on mobile
- Linking to any Google+ profiles on channels
- Commenting features on videos with an outdated YouTube mobile app (Versions from before September 2016)
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Google made waves last week when they decided to make a big change to the social flow of the YouTube community.
As a company that thrives on YouTube, we were as surprised as you were when we logged in to find that our accounts HAD NO ACTIVITY.
No comments on any of our videos. It was strange.
Then we found out what happened. Find out the wheres, whys, and hows to the Google+ takeover of YouTube comments.