The +[your name] that you used to see on Google’s home page? Gone. The same link in Gmail? Gone. Your name still appears, but it’s no longer a link. To navigate to Google+, you must now click the grid of 9 squares that appears next to your name, which opens a drop-down menu of other Google apps. Google+ is still there, sitting below Maps and YouTube and the very good new Google Photos, undeniably alive.
Today google began rolling out a couple of changes to their main Google navigation bar in order to simplify the user interface. It looks like two of those things have been axed – specifically the Google+ link and the sharing shortcut.
This may be a indication, the its the beginning of the end of GooglePlus ! Previously google has separated the Gallery feature and made it a standalone application.