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Google+ logo.svg
Available inMultilingual
Predecessor(s)
Successor(s)Google Hangouts (2013–present)
OwnerGoogle
Created by
WebsiteArchived official website at the Wayback Machine (archive index)
CommercialYes
RegistrationRequired; no longer available
Users111 milliona (2015)
LaunchedApril 28, 2008; 13 years ago (2008-04-28)[1]
Current statusClosed on April 2, 2019
Written inJava, JavaScript[2]
  • a Active users[3]

Google+ was a social networking website owned and operated by Google. Google+ was opened to people with an invitation on April 28, 2008 for testing.[4] The next day the July 3, 2015, people with accounts were allowed to invite friends to the service. This was stopped within a day after there was "insane demand" for accounts.[5]

Google+ is made to work with different Google social services such as Google Profiles and Google Buzz. It also has features including Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and Huddles.[6] It has been said that this is Google's biggest attempt to rival the social network Facebook.[7]

On October 8, 2018, Google said they were going to shut down Google+ by the end of August 2019. This is because a software bug in Google+ let people see the data of hundreds of thousands of users.[8][9] They later moved the shut down date to April 2, 2019 after discovering yet another bug.[10]

Growth

On 14 July 2011, Google said that Google+ had 10 million users two weeks after it was opened to people with invitations.[11] After three weeks, Google+ had 20 million users.[12] The Google+ iPhone app was the most popular free application in the Apple App Store less than a day after it was added to the store.[13]

Features

  • "Circles" lets users to organize contacts into groups for sharing.[14]
  • "Messaging" lets people communicate with their circles using Android, iPhone, and SMS devices.[14]
  • "Hangouts" are places used to have a group video chat within a circle.[14]
  • "Instant Upload" lets people with Android smartphones upload and store photos or video in a private album for sharing later.[14]
  • "Sparks" uses Google Search to let users find topics they might like to share with others.[14]
  • "Streams" lets users see updates from those in their circles. This is similar to a news feed.[14]
  • "Ripples" is a visualization tool that allows users to play back public shares and conversations.[15]

References

  1. "Introducing the Google+ project: Real-life sharing, rethought for the web". https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/introducing-google-project-real-life.html. 
  2. Joseph Smarr (2011). "I'm a technical lead on the Google+ team. Ask me anything.". http://anyasq.com/79-im-a-technical-lead-on-the-google+-team. 
  3. Denning, Steve (April 23, 2015). "Has Google+ Really Died?". Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/23/has-google-really-died. 
  4. "Facebook's Newest Challenger: Google Plus". https://www.npr.org/2011/06/29/137507567/facebooks-newest-challenger-google-plus. 
  5. Shaer, Matthew (30 June 2011). "Looking for a Google+ invite? Either get comfortable - or get crafty.". Christian Science Monitor. http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2011/0630/Looking-for-a-Google-invite-Either-get-comfortable-or-get-crafty.. 
  6. "Official Google+ Website". http://plus.google.com/. 
  7. Cain Miller, Claire (28 June 2011). "Another Try by Google to Take On Facebook". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/technology/29google.html?_r=1. 
  8. MacMillan, Douglas; McMillan, Robert (Oct 8, 2018). "Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public". The Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-exposed-user-data-feared-repercussions-of-disclosing-to-public-1539017194. 
  9. Smith, Ben (October 8, 2018). "Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+". Google. https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/project-strobe/. 
  10. Snider, Mike. "Google sets April 2 closing date for Google+, download your photos and content before then" (in en-US). https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/02/01/google-close-google-social-network-april-2/2741657002/. 
  11. Goldman, David (14 July 2011). "Google+ grows to 10 million users". CNNMoney. Cable News Network. http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/14/technology/google_q2_earnings/index.htm. 
  12. Musil, Steven (21 July 2011). "Google+ hits 20 million mark in three weeks". cnet News. CBS. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20081650-93/google-hits-20-million-mark-in-three-weeks/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20. 
  13. Tsotsis, Alexia (20 July 2011). "Google+ Now The Top Free App In The Apple App Store". TechCrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2011/07/20/google-now-the-top-free-app-in-the-apple-app-store/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 M.G. Siegler (28 June 2011). "Google+ Project: It’s Social, It’s Bold, It’s Fun, And It Looks Good — Now For The Hard Part". TechCrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2011/06/28/google-plus/. 
  15. Vic Gundotra (27 October 2011). "Google+: Popular posts, eye-catching analytics, photo fun and...". Google. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/google-popular-posts-eye-catching.html. 

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