Google+ Turns 1 Year Old & Gets Revamped with New Features
As part of the major Google I/O event, Google proudly announced that the company's social media network service, Google+, has just turned 1 year old. And according to Google, Google+ now has 250 million users worldwide; with 150 million of these signing on at least once a month; and of this 150 million, at least 50% or 75 million sign on daily.
To celebrate, Google has announced that a dedicated version of Google+ will be coming to tablets. The Android version of Google+ is now available via Google Play, while an iOS version in currently in the works and should be available soon. According to Google, since more users are using Google+ with their mobile devices as opposed to desktops, a dedicated tablet version of Google+ has been sorely missing.
To add, Google is also adding new features to Google+. One of the new features is Event, which is deeply integrated with Google Calendar. There's also a new "party mode", which is pretty nifty. For example, if party mode is turned on, all the photos taken will be automatically shared with users at the event. There's an "after-party" aspect to party mode too. After the event, Google+ will send notifications to attendees asking them to share any photos or videos they've taken. Here's a quick video on how it works:
All in all, Google is giving Google+ a significant revamp to let it stay relevant and competitive.