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Google Plus is open to public now

Google+ was launched 3 months back as an answer to the social media behemoth Facebook. Since the time of its launch, Google+ had been invite-only which meant that you could be able to access it only if you got an invite from a friend.

Now, after being invite-only for nearly 3 long months, today onwards, Google+ is open to all.

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This announcement was made via Google’s official blog where they mentioned about the 99 improvements that have been made to the search engine giant’s social media attempt since Google+ was released on invitations-only basis less than 90 days back. In the same announcement, they have listed the latest feature as “+Everyone” which means Google+ is now open to public and does not need any invitations to access it.

Below is an excerpt from the Google’s official announcement where they revealed the 100th Google+ feature since its launch:

Anyone can sign up for Google+—no invitation required.
For the past 12 weeks we’ve been in field trial, and during that time we’ve listened and learned a great deal. We’re nowhere near done, but with the improvements we’ve made so far we’re ready to move from field trial to beta, and introduce our 100th feature: open signups. This way anyone can visit google.com/+, join the project and connect with the people they care about.

One more amazing feature that is being released along with “Open to All” is the Google+ Search, which is a hybrid of content shared on Google+ and results from around the web. An excerpt from the announcement says, “Just type what you’re looking for into the Google+ search box, and we’ll return relevant people and posts, as well as popular content from around the web.”

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The Google+ invites were in high demand when the Google+ service was launched back in July and even there were news that the initial curiosity among the internet users for Google+ features also led to a drop in traffic on facebook but later on people lost the interest and instead Googl+ traffic dropped 😉

Now, what would be quite interesting to see is that with Google+ becoming accessible to all, and having a large user base in terms of Gmail users, Google Reader users, YouTube users, will Google+ be able to get back interest in internet users and get back the lost traffic? We will keep you posted on the updates; till then, stay tuned 🙂

Article written by Amandeep Singh

Chief curator of Technolism. A software engineer by profession, an engineer by education and a web enthusiast by passion.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Prateek Saxena Reply

    lets see.. what happnes to G+!

  2. Prabhkiran Reply

    I don’t think they can take on facebook …

    • Amandeep Singh Reply

      Neither do I 😉 but as I mentioned in the post as well, users are getting benefited by this Google and Facebook battle 🙂

      • sumanth Reply

        exactly aman…we users are getting most out of them because of the battle and competition going on.. hope we wil see some interesting features in near future.. 🙂

  3. jobs Reply

    We’ll see if they will beat Facebook.

  4. Sonal Kalra Reply

    Good to know this. Now we longer need an invite. Thanks

    • Amandeep Singh Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Sonal 🙂

      You are right, G+ has open its gates for everyone and let’s see how much difference it makes in people’s lives 😉

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