Google has already separated Hangouts from Google+ and made it a standalone app, and it seems Google Photos may face the same fate.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Google is planning to make Photos independent from Google+ in order to attract more users for the service.
Once separated, users would be able to use the service without the need of a Google+ accounts — Google+ users will still be able to access it with their existing logins. Previously, Google had a photo sharing service called Picasa, which was integrated with Google+ and any photos uploaded were automatically merged with the Google+ account under the photos section.
“The move would enable the photo service to stand more independently and be accessible for consumers who aren’t part of Google+, potentially spurring more growth, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. 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,” says Bloomberg in a report.
It remains to be seen if its true, we’ll update you as soon as we get more information.