Google Plus, or G+, is a social network and identity service from Google. The service has started as a closed beta in June of 2011. G+ features "Circles", which is a convenient way to group contacts and "Hangouts", which are virtual places where people users can gather in the form of a webcast. Many consider Hangouts to be an alternative to paid multi-party video conferencing services. G+ continues to grow rapidly and it is estimated that within a year, almost one quarter of the adult U.S population will have a G+ account. (last updated on 12/21/2011)'/>

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or Google Plus, or G+, is a social network and identity service from Google. The service has started as a closed beta in June of 2011. G+ features "Circles", which is a convenient way to group contacts and "Hangouts", which are virtual places where people users can gather in the form of a webcast. Many consider Hangouts to be an alternative to paid multi-party video conferencing services. G+ continues to grow rapidly and it is estimated that within a year, almost one quarter of the adult U.S population will have a G+ account. (last updated on 12/21/2011)

Google+ On Mobile Browsers Now Supports AMP Links

11/11/2016, One of the features of Facebook for mobile is that it supports Instant Articles, which are basically links to webpages that load instantly. Google has their own answer to Instant Articles in the form of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) which the company has...

Google Play Games Will Dump Google+ As Well

01/25/2016, Google tried very hard to get people to use Google+, one of the ways it tried to bring in more users was making it mandatory to sign into some of its other services using Google+, Google Play Games was one of those services. Over the past year the company...

Google+ Undergoes A Major Redesign

11/17/2015, Google might have had the best intentions when they created Google+. We suppose it was easy to see why they thought Google+ could rival the likes of Facebook or Twitter. After all if you already had a Google account, you could make a Google+ account very...

Google+ Uncoupled From YouTube

07/27/2015, Google tried to push the Google+ social network by connecting it with some of its more popular products such as search and YouTube but the strategy didn’t work. Over the past few months we’ve seen Google go back from this position and uncouple...

Google Exec Clarifies Google+ Photos Closure

07/22/2015, A couple of days ago, Google announced that come 1st of August, they will be shutting down Google+ Photos. Now some of you guys might be confused about it and some apparently have taken this to mean that Google+ will no longer support photos, but that’s...

Google+ Photos Will Shut Down On The 1st Of August

07/20/2015, Earlier this year, Google announced that they would be splitting Google+ into Photos and Streams. This was followed up a couple of months later when Google announced the Google Photos standalone app which basically acts as a photo hosting service which...

Google Begins Removing Google+ Account Links In Gmail

06/01/2015, Google+ was Google’s supposed answer to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, but safe to say that even after all these years, the platform does not have the same traction as the former two. So what does this mean for the service? While its...

Google Wallet and Google+ app updates for Android released

02/29/2012, Google has started pushing out a new updates for its Google Wallet and Google+ apps on Android. While the Google+ update doesn’t do much except the usual “stability improvements and bug fixes”, the Google Wallet app has received more...

Google+ to support alternate names

01/24/2012, In order to get an account on Google+, users were previously required to use their real names on their profiles. Of course, a number of people weren’t happy about the decision, especially those who wanted to create anonymous accounts or use nicknames...

Google now searches Your World

01/10/2012, Google certainly is pushing its Google+ social network a lot these days, mostly through the use of its own search engine. Previously it was the ability to see in your search results +1’s from people in your contact list or circles, and now Google...

Google+ receives some new improvements

12/19/2011, Google+ users rejoice – after listening to your feedback, Google has implemented a whole bunch of new features to the social network to make it better. First up you get the option to select how many updates you get from a particular circle via an easy...

Once Upon gives you the “retro” web experience

12/09/2011, If you’ve ever wondered what websites like Facebook, YouTube or Google+ would have looked like back in 1997, when everybody was using Netscape Navigator, Windows 95 and dial-up modems to surf the web, you’re in luck. A group of internet...

Google+ makes tagging photographs easier

11/18/2011, If you’ve got tons of photographs uploaded on your Google+ account and wish you had Facebook’s facial detection feature to make life easier when it comes to tagging photographs, you’re in luck. Google has started rolling out a new...