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Old 28 July 2015, 08:00 AM
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Cheer Google+ to Be Unlinked from YouTube and Other Google Products
In the coming weeks, YouTube will no longer require a Google+ profile when you want to upload, comment, or create a channel.

If you’re happy with everything as it is now, then just keep on keepin’ on.

If you want to remove your Google+ profile, you’ll be able to do this in the coming months, but do not do it now or you’ll delete your YouTube channel!
Some background from today's Business Insider (emphasis mine):
Google admits defeat and guts a key part of Google+
And whenever Google released stats about how many monthly active users Plus had, it felt misleading, since so many people only used Google Plus through other services. Plus was supposed to be Google's launch into social— its answer to Facebook or Twitter — but it never achieved mainstream adoption.

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Moving forward, you'll only need a Google Account — no Google+ profile — to use Google's services.

The dis-integration will start with YouTube. When Google first started forcing YouTube users to have a Google+ account if they wanted to comment on videos or share content, the community was particularly vehement about the requirement.
Yay! I can finally get rid of the Google+ accounts I never wanted in the first place.

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