If you’ve made a Gmail account, you know the struggle of having to sign up for Google Plus against your will in order to use any of the neat features that come with a Google account.
Thankfully, that annoying restriction is on the way out. Now you can create a new Google account in order to further compartmentalize your online presence without making ANOTHER Google Plus account. Unfortunately, if you want to use YouTube or leave reviews on Google Play, or set up your Android phone, you will still need to set up an account on Google’s fading social media site.
While this will add some convenience to setting up a spam-catching email account, it does signal the end of a very short era. With Google no longer pushing Google Plus as hard as it used to the site can start to shrink even more. There are already hints that Google is done with G+, and this news hardly quells the rumors.