Google+ is divided on Photos and Streams
Separation of Google+ on several parts, which had preliminary information was confirmed. Various aspects of the social network – with posts and photos shared, will be developed separately. Hangouts will also be developed as a standalone service.
In an interview last December, Bradley Horowitz, head of the product division of Google, said he is not worried in particular by competition from Snapchat and WhatsApp. According to him, the multifunctional of Hangouts is the reason for the remarkable success of the service. In the future, Google will put more efforts to further its development. On the future changes in Stream and Photos there is no information, but is most likely to continue to exist as separate services. Google+ brand probably will not be used or will undergo fundamental changes. According to company representatives, posts, photo sharing and communication in Hangouts always been separate aspects of the social network, and their further differentiation will make them more successful.