Share & Connect
Google+ is Google’s latest innovation which is going to be search engine’s answer to the increasing popularity of social network tools. According to Google’s official blog; “Today, the connections between people increasingly happen online. Yet the subtlety and substance of real-world interactions are lost in the rigidness of our online tools.
“In this basic, human way, online sharing is awkward. Even broken. And we aim to fix it.”
The ‘project’ aims to make every existing Google product including Picasa, Gmail and Google Maps socially compatible and more useful in its whole than Facebook or any other social media tool. The Google+ experience is going to make users’ lives easier because there will be no need to sign into different services to stay in contact with your friends and manage your social activity.
According to familybusinesstips.com, Google+’s profiles are gathered around Stream, where all your personal information and updates are rounded up and constantly updated. There are four additional tools that help to manage the entire profile called Circles, Hangouts, Huddle and Sparks.
Departing from Facebook, the sharing possibilities of Google plus offers Circles that provides the opportunity to share information more like in real life where you decide what details from your life will be available to each person you know. The extensions provide possibility of keeping your conversations separated by having contacts in different Circles.
Google+ also offers the ability of connecting with people via video. It is called Hangouts and gives the possibility of inviting friends for a face-to-face video chat. According to familybusinesstips.com its uniqueness is provided by the ability of having up to 10 people join a conversation in a video chat room.
According to Google’s demo: “Until teleportation arrives, it’s the next best thing”. Google plus have also created solutions meant to save our time by offering Huddles and Sparks. Huddles groups allow several different text conversations with a number of friends in one big group while Sparks acts like an automatic filter that scans all of your incoming online articles and video feeds so you only get the information you want to watch, read or share.
Supported by Chrome, IE, Firefox and Safari browsers, Google+ will also be available on mobile phones offering extremely useful tool such as the possibility of automatically uploading images and videos taken on your phone directly to private album where your sharing opportunities can be customized.
According to pocket-lint.com, Google+ can be accessed with a special Field Trial invitation which is sent by Google to Gmail users. There has yet to be set a date for the official launch.