Google Photos rumored to become its own service

Google rumored to begin reworking Google+, would start by making Photos its own standalone service.

| Aug 3, 2014 at 9:24 pm CDT

Google is rumored to be reworking its social networking service, Google+, where it will break apart some of its services such as Photos, into their standalone service. Google is looking to increase its presence in the photo sharing space to better compete against its competitors in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Flickr.

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If Google end up doing this, Photos could soon feature its own suite of filters and image enhancement tools, something that would require a Google+ account to use. Bloomberg reports: "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."

We can already see the beginnings of this move, with Android now featuring its own "Photos" app alongside the usual "Gallery" app. Photos is a great service, something I personally use across all of my devices, but being standalone could be much better again.

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