googlephotosA couple of days ago, Google announced that come 1st of August, they will be shutting down Google+ Photos. Now some of you guys might be confused about it and some apparently have taken this to mean that Google+ will no longer support photos, but that’s not true. To help clear the confusion, Google exec Anil Sabharwal took to his Google+ account to clarify it.

Basically Google+’s functions and features will remain unchanged. Users can upload photos and videos like they have normally done in the past. “You can continue to post photos and videos, and your followers will be able to comment and +1 as before. No change.” Sabharwal also notes that photos already uploaded and shared are also unaffected.

He then goes on to point out that the main difference and change that Google has made is mainly in the private photo management area. Previously Google+ Photos would allow mobile users and desktop users to backup their photos, but with the introduction of Google Photos, Google+ Photos is no longer needed.

According to Sabharwal, “The reality is that maintaining both Google+ Photos (the private photo management component of Google+) and Google Photos poses several challenges.” Hopefully that clears it up for some of you guys. In the meantime Google+ Photos will be shut down on the 1st of August, so if you haven’t already started using Google Photos to backup your media, perhaps you should.

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