With all the recent hoopla around Google’s latest attempt at Social Networking – the Google Plus, many of us have simply signed up or were invited into the very private beta and did not think twice about what data or for that matter the whole circles deal was all about. Now we have a fair understanding of this service, well at least there are the early adopters (geeks) to guide us all. Check out Ben Parr’s 4000 word guide to Google Plus on Mashable! and you can even Google for more (no pun intended).
Now I have a problem, my social profiles like the one on facebook & twitter don’t really gel with my GMail account which has been in existence far longer, covering various contacts, ex-girlfriends, lost friends, ex-clients and what not. And this does not go with my current lifestyle either. So I looked for ways to delete & restart my Google+ experience.
This is what I found out to be the best way out of Google Plus: Downgrading your account without deleting other Google services.
Simple 5 Step process to follow:
- Sign in to Google+
- Click your full name or email address in the Google+ bar.
- Click Account settings.
- Click the Account overview tab.
- Click Delete profile and remove associated social features
And this should set you free.
Now all I have to do is get myself a brand new Google+ account which is more “Me”.
Let me know your thoughts and comments.
Update: Add me on Google Plus – MrShri