rss
31

Google Plus Review

Google has unveiled its new project Google+. Which many people think is its answer to Facebook. So What exactly is Google+? Google+ is a project which turns Google into one giant social network. Google+ contains some new innovative features. I got an Google+ invitation so decided to test it and share the experience and features with my readers. Here are all the features of Google+ :

Design

First of all lets talk about the design. Google+ has a simple design with lots of white space. Overall the looks are simple and only a few people might find is boring design.


Google+ Stream

It is similar to Facebook news feed. You can share you thoughts, photos, videos and much more by streaming it to various groups. You can even stream or share the content or links with the users who are not using Google+ by emailing them.

Google+ Circles

This is a one of the good features which is present in Google+. Google+ Circles allows you to create groups or lists of people which is far more easier than creating Facebook Friend List or Twitter List. It features a drag and drop functionality to add people to a specific group.Β  By Default there are 4 Groups namely Friends, Family, Acquaintances and Following. But you can create more such groups and add people to it accordingly. This can really help in sharing of information with specific group. For instance you can create a group College and share information with only Members of Group College. Though it is similar to Facebook groups but sharing is more simpler since while streaming only you are given an option to share with specific groups or to share will everyone.

Google+ Profiles

Google+ profile uses and import your existing data from Your Google Account. Your profile contains tabs like post, about , photos, videos and much more. More or less its similar to Facebook profiles.

Google+ Hangout

Google+ Hangout is one of the innovative feature which allows you to have fun with all your circles usingΒ  webcam. When you start a hangout with a circle a post is published published on your wall which allows more users to join the hangout.

Google+ Mobile

Google+ is also available for your mobile and for more information check Google+ For Mobile.

Google+ Photos

When you join Google+ it will import your photos from you Picasa account which you can share with your friends. You can upload and share new photos with everyone or some specific circles. To see photos of your friends which they have shared you need to add them to your circle.

Google+ Navbar

It is the same navigation bar which appears on Google.com home page but when you are logged in to your Google+ account it will also display an option to share information with your circles and it also displays notifications for your Google+ account.

Google+ is good for people who just want to stay connected with friends and family. If you want to join Google+ Visit Google Plus.

Article by

Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009. You can follow him on twitter @akshayable.

Comments (31)

  1. Arjun Singh says:

    Grr! I screwed the whole thing up.. .!

    I entered the wrong age and now i am getting an error.. πŸ™

    Created a new gmail id for the whole thing… πŸ˜€

  2. I liked Google+, thanks to your invitation I got the access and I have liked it till now. Adding friends to circles. πŸ™‚ The review is nice and everything is explained in a good manner.

  3. Pradeep says:

    after reading this review I can’t wait to join google+.
    Please invite me musalepc@gmail.com

  4. shenoyjoseph says:

    i m so sad they stopped inviting others πŸ™

  5. srikar says:

    nice review bro…damn they stopped the invitees πŸ™

  6. ashish says:

    Nice tool actualy but lets see how far it goes in presence of facebook.
    Anyways congrats for PR2

  7. shivam verma says:

    i want to create an account in google+.but i don’t know how to create an google+ account so you tell me .

  8. GooglePlus says:

    You can still get Free Google Plus Invites at http://www.free-google-plus.com It’s the only site I know that you can still get invites at right now, since Google stopped allowing the public.

  9. […] a series of new services, including social network Google Plus. A good review of it you can read here. You can access the network only by invitations now. If you need one – look for me in social […]

  10. Paul says:

    Hi Akshay,

    Great review!

    You’re lucky you got in – I’ve been waiting patiently so I can do a proper review.

  11. ashish says:

    Google Plus Till now seems to be like a copy of FB but lets hope for better

  12. Aman says:

    Hey Guys….. I am excited to see whats in Google +…. Please invite me…..

  13. Jitendra says:

    One thing that i liked the most is the speed..seems that Google has taken lessons from existing user experiences and have implemented in the UI….The GUI is real good.

  14. Hi! I found your site on StumbleUpon and I’m glad I did. I am really reluctant to get too involved with google+ right now. It seems like we already have plenty of other social media and sharing options and I just feel like google has enough shares in the game.

    Google is not facebook. I use google to search! I use facebook to say hello to family and friends. I use Twitter to share a thought or whatever i may be doing. So I don’t need google+ to further complicate my day.

    Just my opinion!

  15. k2 says:

    wnt to open an account in google+ ………………so pls tell me complete procedure………….

  16. PBJ says:

    I think that Google+ is more exclusive, it could be the grown-up facebook, for those who simply want to stay connected with their immediate circles. Because its relatively new, this site has provided me with a great tutorial .

  17. I dont find a reason to use G+ anymore … bored of it!

  18. Abraham says:

    Cant get into Google+. Im in the Middle East and the whole login screen shows up in Arabic. A language dropdown is available but doesnt work. Most google products initially have these type of problems. Disgusting. All non Arabic speaking friends facing the same issue. The only way is to login into gmail and from gmail get into google+

  19. karthik rao says:

    i have joined google plus and i like it a lot. I am just waiting for my friends to join it. hope it expands faster than anticipated.

  20. new2car says:

    thanks to your invitation I got the access and I have liked it till now.

Leave a Reply




If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.