Posted 06/03/2015 at 8:06 AM
Posted 2 years ago
It’s been quite a seemingly precipitous fall from relevance for Google+ over the past few months, and it appears another move has underlined that reality.
Depending on who you ask.
The social media platform that Google once heralded as key to its future success and was quietly hoped would be an alternative to Facebook can no longer be accessed via Google’s own search homepage.
Before, a user could simply click on their name at the top right of the screen to gain access.
Now, you will have to click on the apps icon to view the pull-down menu that includes Google Maps and others to get into Google+.
This is all part of the company’s launch of Google+ Connections, an new interface that was launched on Tuesday.
The interface is meant to foster more connections among the community that will be interacting via Google+ in this fashion.
For their part, Google reps claim that they “are incredibly focused on making it the best place to engage with others around interests and shared passions.”
However, it remains to be seen how users both current and future would take to it if they can’t access it as simply as they used to.