As Google Plus shrinks, Twitter and Snapchat grow

A company executive announced that Google’s social network is breaking down into smaller pieces, but Twitter and Snapchat boast an increasing number of users.

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On Monday, the search engine giant said YouTube and Google Plus would no longer be connected, and users no longer had to have a Google Plus profile to access other Google features.

“This was a well-intentioned goal, but as realized it led to some product experiences that users sometimes found confusing,” said Bradley Horowitz, vice president of Google’s streams, photos and sharing.

Horowitz explained in a Google blog post how Google Plus will now function:

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