Google+ Breaks Out Photos and Streams

What to expect from the new "photos and streams" product.

— -- Google+ is breaking up into photos and streams -- but is it enough to entice people to actually use the social network?

Bradley Horowitz, a longtime Google executive, announced in a Google+ post Sunday night that he would be taking over what he called Google’s Photos and Streams products.

"It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users," he wrote.

Photos continue to be one of the most popular ways to use Google+ and so the element will be stripped out to create its own part, while a separate social stream will also exist.

"Google Plus was always two big things: one was building a stream and one was what you call a social layer... how sharing works across our products and services," Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of products said today at the Mobile World Conference, according to Mashable.

Launched in 2011 to plenty of fanfare, Google+ was designed to be a social feed that could rival the power of Facebook, allowing people to share updates with specific circles of friends. Despite many people signing up, usage eventually faded.

Google did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment on how soon the changes would be implemented and what else users could expect.