After hinting that it would separate Google Photos from Google+ at the start of the month, Google has finally followed on through on the promise.
On Monday, the company announced on its Google Drive blog that Google Photos is now available through Google Drive and its accompanying Android and iOS app.
In the past, the only way someone could look at any photos they had uploaded to Google Photos was to go through Google+. Now, that’s no longer the case. Instead, there’s a separate tab in Google Drive that lets users experience their photos and videos.
This will likely come as a welcome change for fans of Google Photos. The service, with its powerful editing tools and smart auto enhancements, is well regarded, but its previous integration with Google+ was seen as a somewhat of a black mark against it.
[source]Google Drive Blog[/source]