Rumor is – Google launches Google + (https://plus.google.com/+/), the new social media platform which is said to be Google’s answer to our very own Facebook. The new social network is at present being tested with a limited people but is expected to be out anytime. In less than 24-hours, Google+ has already exceeded its capacity for limited roll-outs. So what does Google has on the platter for us, read on to find out.
Google+ is called a social project and there is a reason for it. With Google+, the search engine master has brought the concept of sharing to all its products. Google+ once open to everyone will be available right from the grey Google taskbar, which after its new addition will be wearing black.
What else? Google+ also has a recommendation button, called ‘+1’ (http://www.google.com/+1/button/) which is already available for use. You can easily locate one right there, placed side to side with the historic ‘Like’ button. Google+ adorns a neat, white and spacey design with simple, self-explanatory icons spread neatly across the page, which is very much in tune with Google’s minimalistic design approach for all its products.
There’s more – Google has named its social features Circles, Hangouts, Sparks, and Huddles, just what’s it like in the real social circuit!
Things to look out for in Google+
- The +1 button
- Instant photo upload
- Group video chatting
- Photo editor
- Huddle (a circle messaging feature)
While Google has got more to pull out of its bag, the limited version has already created a ‘buzz’. The conclusion to the predictable and eventual Google+ vs Facebook debate is already underway even before the launch! Let’s see if FB should be putting on the thinking caps yet.