Google Plus or Google+ is the latest social network from Google after Buzz. Orkut is also owned by Google but because of diminishing popularity of Orkut worldwide compared to Facebook, Google has brought up something very new and radical called the Google Plus. But if you don’t want to use the Google+ anymore or you want to get rid of your Google+ account and want to remove your Google+ Account we will share a guide with you here. Most users are worried if they delete the Google Plus account they may accidentally delete their Google account, Google Reader, Gmail and other Google accounts as well. Well it may happen if you mistakenly delete your complete Google account. To prevent this mistake, We will guide you through a safe procedure which will allow you to delete only Google+ account without deleting other Google accounts associated with your Google or Gmail id.
Step 1: Click on Settings icon on the top right of the Google Plus screen when you are logged in and click on “Google+ Settings” “Account” (the interface has changed from the previous one when we wrote this article initially, so we have updated the same here.)
How To Remove Google+ Plus Account Without Deleting Gmail Account
Step 2: Click on the Account Overview Link in the left pane and the click on the link towards the bottom of this page which says “Delete profile and social features – Delete Profile and associated Google+ features”
Step 3: On next scree, select the option which says “Delete Google+ Content” [IMPORTANT]. Then click the check box at the bottom of the page which says “I understand that deleting the service can’t be undone and data I delete can’t be restored.”. Then click the button which says “Remove Selected Services”. This is it.
I hope you find this small tutorial easy to follow. If you have more queries on Google+, feel free to discuss via comments below.