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I have a Google account that does not yet have a Google Plus profile. I remember there being some reason why people didn't want to use Google Plus, but without upgrading to Google Plus I also can't use a lot of features such as reviewing Android apps, commenting on YouTube videos, etc.

I think one issue was that all your Picasa albums would be made public. Is this still true? Are there any other reasons not to upgrade to a Google Plus profile?

  • I think one issue was that all your Picasa albums would be made public. eh, no. – Sathyajith Bhat Jun 12 '14 at 3:07
  • @Sathya when I originally started the process to upgrade to Google+ several years ago, I canceled when I got to a warning about my Picasa photo albums. I don't remember the exact message. It's possible I misinterpreted it, but the language at the time seemed to indicate that my albums would effectively be made public. – rob Jun 12 '14 at 17:25
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The biggest reason is that you fall under the stricter Google+ naming policy.

As far as I know, the Picasa album permissions weren't ever changed.

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The ease of making something public to your following is just that much easier. Besides then you'd have to sort out what groups everyone goes in.

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