What many people are thinking as a perfect answer to Facebook is Google’s new
project called Google Plus. This new project has turned Google into a huge social
network. This project may be a new one and may not be easily accepted by the
public but there are some nice features of Google Plus.
• What is cool about Google Plus?
Talking about the design, it is fresh and there is a ribbon at the side, which
displays the user’s apps, profile, home page and much more. There is a lot of white
space left and many people may find this boring. But Google is still on future plans
to revamp this look and change to better looks.
Google Plus Circles is a very new and nice feature that allows the user to
create groups and lists of people and this feature is powered by a drag-and-drop
technology. Originally, there are four groups provided, namely, Friends, Family,
Acquaintances and Following. But more groups can be created according to the
The profile feature is more or less same as in Facebook.
Google Plus Hangout is another innovative feature which allows the user to have
fun by doing a video-chat with many other users via the webcam. When a user
does a Hangout, a post is published on his wall, which enables other users to join
Photos in Google Plus are very nice. It can import photos directly from the Picasa
account. A Creative Kit is available which allows giving special effects to photos.
This is very much like the features of Picasa.
• Is Google Plus too late?
Google Plus is a nice product from Google but it seems still lacks the luster to
attract people to achieve social networking. Maybe Google Plus is too late to catch
up with Facebook.