Google+ Photos shutting down on August 1 in favor of Google Photos

Now that Google Photos has been live for a couple of months, it looks like it's time to shutter Google+ Photos. Google announced today that on August 1, the photo section that was integrated into the Google+ app will be shut down in favor of the separate Google Photos app. From Google:

In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we'll start to shut down Google+ Photos — initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

Google advocates getting ahead of the game and making the switch to the new Google Photos app ahead of August 1. All of your photos and videos will transition to the new app, so you don't have to worry about losing anything. All you're really doing is breaking the functionality out of the Google+ app and into Google Photos.

Source: Google