Google+ Photos shuts down August 1; Google Photos (and Picasa!) take over

The great Google Plus Purge continues at Google. With the launch of the standalone "Google Photos", the Google+ version of Photos isn't needed anymore, so Google has announced it's shutting the service down. A Google+ Help page says that "sometime after August 1" the Google+ Photos app will stop working.

Google Photos (the non "plus" version) launched at Google I/O, and was pitched as a spinoff of the Google+ Photos. Besides a new app and website, it added computer vision search, which...

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