Google+ Now Available To the Masses [News]

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The time has finally arrived for Google+ to be available for everyone. If you have not been able to get a Google+ beta invite from someone, you no longer need to worry. Google is finally ready to truly go head to head with other social networking giants like Facebook and Twitter.

According to Google, they have made exactly 99 improvements to Google+ and the 100th is making Google+ available to everyone. All you have to do is head over to Google.com/+ and click the Sign In button to sign in with your regular Google account and create your Google+ profile. Of course, if you don’t have a Google account you can click the create new account button to make one.

This is great news for everyone who wants to join Google+. Now they won’t feel left out in the dark. For those of us already on Google+, now we can actually have some more people on there, and the place won’t feel like a ghost town as much….hopefully.

Another part of this update to Google+ is video hangouts on mobile devices. Now you can get together with your friends and video chat right from your phone. Sadly, mobile hangouts only work on Android 2.3+ devices, but Google is promising support for iOS devices soon.

Source: Google Blog

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Comments (10)
  • Phil Fot

    Meh. Google plus is dead to me.

  • Shane

    Unfortunately, I think they’ve already spent too much time on the same failed path of Google Wave. Wave was a very interesting concept, but was held in beta for way too long and Google left it it to fend for itself. That’s how G+ has started to feel. Instead of striking when the iron was hot, they held it in closed beta for months longer than they needed to, and let the excitement die down. In the meantime, they’ve been the best friend Facebook ever had, forcing Facebook to step up their game, and they did it with gusto. Now Google just seems to be letting G+ coast along in Facebook’s wake, instead of pulling out that ingenuity that we used to expect from them.

  • Kendall

    Google+ has a ways to go. Finding people to follow/friend is a pain since you can’t look at their profile to determine which of multiple similar names is the right person. I also haven’t figured out how to find a “business” page to follow. I notice you don’t have a link at the bottom of this page to find you on Google+ even though you mention that you are there in the article.

  • Gardenerinthesand

    Hmm, maybe instead of “improvements, Google should just keep the regular Google working right? Google docs and Google calendar are not working well, ESPECIALLY when I use Google Chrome as my internet browser. What’s with that??

  • Esc

    I’m interested in seeing how well Google + will do now that it finally is open to the masses. I believe facebook has made a lot of recent changes to prepare for google. Btw jreg there is an app for google +, I have it on my android. 

    • Jreg

      What I mean is that it is not available to google apps for domains users – ie, people who have domains with accounts via gmail.  This has been a downside since the beginning since I feel like those with that type of setup are a lot of the google power users.

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