Google Photos' rumored divorce from Google+ could help increase photo sharing

Google is rumored to reorganize its Google+ social networking service, which could potentially result in Google separating the photos feature of Google+ into its own standalone service. The move may help Google increase photo sharing and uploading and compete with services like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Flickr.

The move would mean that the photos feature of Google+, which comes with its own suite of filters and image enhancement tools, into a separate product where users won't even need a Google+ account to access.

This would make it easier for users to snap and share their captures.

Google has been separating its bigger services into more bit-sized apps in recent history, including separate Google Drive into a storage directory whereby moving document editing into standalone Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps.

The rumored news, reported by Bloomberg, alleges that "the service, called Google+ Photos, would still work with the social network's users and may be rebranded as part of the move, one of the people said."

In the most recent editions of Android, package its own "Photos" app and the Google+ app alongside the standard Gallery app. Hopefully, the move to separate Google+ Photos into its own app and service would streamline the disparate pre-loaded photos apps on Android.

In addition to those apps, Google had also acquired Snapseed in the past to offer photographers a powerful mobile photo editing tool.

What do you think of the move? Do you use Google+ and Google+ Photos? Let us know.

Source: Bloomberg