Finally Google+ open to all

 

By Posted 20 Sep 2011, 19:21

Earlier today we wondered if users were beginning to abandon Google’s new social network experiment, after it seemed that activity had dropped off recently. Now we can tell you that Finally Google+ open to all.

The new site had racked up around twenty million users since it started its invitation only trial, and now the search engine giant has opened it up to the public. The Guardian is reporting that this could be a big moment as the new kid on the block takes on Facebook and Twitter. It has a way to go before it can boast the same amount of users though, as Facebook has around 800 million users with Twitter over 100 million.

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Google+ allows users to easily share content with only the friends they want too via its Circles feature. Content can be made public or just shared with one person, family, or close friends. It is varies from what Twitter can offer as well with users being able to share posts of unlimited length.

Since Google+ first started over one billion items have been shared on the site according to Google’s Vic Gundotra. There have also been some new features announced for the site including video chat using compatible mobile phones. These can also be recorded and broadcasted for friends to watch, and a new search feature has been announced.

One feature that has been a breath of fresh air on the site is the games. Unlike Facebook if you know someone who plays lots of games, your news feed doesn’t get filled up with all of their results. Many people before have said they would move to Google+ if their friends do the same. Now it has been opened up this may begin happening with many Facebook users defecting across.

You now give Google+ a try?