A common question in both the Google+ Help Community and YouTube Help forum is whether an unwanted Google+ Profile can be deleted without affecting your business's Google+ Pages, YouTube channels and Gmail. The short answer to that is yes, you can!
The longer answer is that deleting your Profile does affect some other Google products and services. What is most affected?
* Google+ Posts and YouTube and Blogger comments
When you delete your Profile, all +1s, posts and comments are permanently deleted, including Google+ comments on YouTube and Blogger blogs.
* Google+ Photos After deleting your Profile, your photos can be accessed in Picasa web albums.
However, a Profile is required for AutoBackup of photos from your mobile device. And you will lose access to the Google+ Photos editing tools.
You also may need to turn off Google+ Photo AutoEnhance before you delete your Profile, otherwise it will be permanently enabled.
* Hangouts: many Hangouts features require a Profile, such as sharing photos and group video calls. And the iOS Hangouts app can only be used if you have a Profile.
* iOS devices: Google+ and Hangouts apps for iOS require a Profile. (Android apps work Profile-free).
* Reviews under your own name If you want to review Local businesses or apps in the Google Play store using your own name, you need to have a Google+ Profile.
Read the article for all the details, as well as how to create a Google+ Page without also creating a Google+ Profile.
Putting together the information in this article required many discussions and much testing with my fellow Top Contributors in Google+, YouTube, Blogger, and Hangouts help forums. Special thanks to the following TCs who provided comments and suggestions on draft versions of this article.
There's a group of designers in Seattle that I was able to meet with this year. We talked about websites, social media, and promoting their business online. It's a tough thing to wrap your head around if you're not in it every day. But they had some great questions.
One of the things that we talked about was how to create a mood board. So here's a blog post with my experiments.
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