New Google users do not have to be signed to a Gmail account if they re to have an account with Google+, this was a recent innovation to let loose of the bolts which had to make it a mandatory for someone to sign in on Gmail to be on Google +.
Google+ is the second biggest social networking website in the world after Facebook. The reason being almost every Gmail account user has a Google+ account which was caused by the sign up that forced a user to first sign up on Gmail to be on Google+.
When one goes to create an account with Gogle they will be given an option to sign up for a Google+ account. If they do not want they will select the “no thanks “ option which enables for the disintegration.
“Some will see this change as more evidence that Google is de-emphasizing (or even preparing to kill) its three-year-old social network.
That was popular speculation in April after Vic Gundotra, Google’s godfather of Google+, stepped down in April. More heads were nodding when Google removed the display of Google+ authorship information from search results last month,” Martin Beck writes.
Last time Google had forced people comment on their social network using google+ accounts and a petition was filed against that company policy in Novenber 2013 on change.org. The response on that petition was so high that more than 200000 people signed up for it. Google later on allowed YouTube subscribers to comment without their names known (anonymously).
That said, it’s important to note that Google isn’t lessening the impact of Google+ within its other services. You’re free to ignore the social network to your heart’s content. However, doing so will prevent you from being able to do things like leave app reviews, upload videos to YouTube, et cetera.
It remains to be seen if this slight tweak represents some sort of greater signal regarding Google’s ambitions with Google+. At least, that’s the current speculation—not helped by the fact that Google senior vice president for social and Google+ co-creator, Vic Gundotra, stepped down from his position this past April. Google also stopped forcing Google+ users to use their real names on their accounts this past July, and an August report from Bloomberg indicated that Google is planning to extract Google+ Photos into its own separate service.
creedit to : pcmag.com