The Latest, Exciting Features of Google Plus
Look out Facebook, Google Plus (G+) has arrived. The internet has quickly become a buzz about the latest and greatest features of Google Plus. And even though it is still in its beta, start-up phase requiring an invitation for people to ‘Plus One” the new social network is quickly gaining ground. For good reason too. Many people feel that the features on Google Plus enable people to stay connected both personally and professionally without crossing boundaries, meaning the network doubles as a source for professional gain and personal ease.
Perhaps the most notable feature to Google Plus is Circles. Even with Facebook’s newest upgrade, they cannot compete with the clear and easy to organize connections circle of Google Plus. Here people can make sure that personal, private information shared among friends is not networked to others that are in your professional circles. And, since you get full control over all the security settings with Google Plus Circles, there is no way to accidentally cross-reference circles unless you choose to. Plus, with Google Plus, its easy, and a cinch to make contacts with people that you do not know, but who may share common interests or professional similarities and affiliates. This enables communities of professionals easy access to one another, without having to worry about ‘friend requests’ from strangers.
Many people are also excited about the fact that Google Plus is completely integrated with click and drag technology rather than the old ‘check this box,’ (or UNCHECK this box) feature that litters other social networking sites.
Another nice feature to Google Plus is that users can get acquainted with a while new navigation bar that can let you know if you have any updates on Google Plus, even if you aren’t signed in. For those that are taking advantage of Google Plus for professional networking, this is a great feature. Plus, if you use Gmail, Google Docs or any other Google platform – the notifications stay on which is both a timesaver and convenient. In fact, all Google services have been intricately streamlined making Google Plus quite frankly, the simplest way to connect socially.
There are lots of people talking about the hangout feature available with Google plus as well. This essentially allows you to open up a chat room with any of your circles (or more than one) and is an easy way to catch up with a group of people all at once. This is totally individual to Google Plus, and is vastly becoming a popular reason that people are making the switch from other networking sites.
Professional internet reviewers have raved about how much thought has been put into all the features of Google Plus. Considering that the entire platform is still in a general testing mode, it seems to be working seamlessly for new users, many of whom are switching completely from other popular networking sites.
With data liberation and archiving features that ensure you can save all of your posts and information in Google Plus for future reference, Google Plus may just become the one stop site for all forms of social connectedness. Certainly, Google has even more tricks and features up their sleeve for the full launch of Google plus that is up and coming.
Author bio: Frank Anderson is a technology blogger. He also writes for virtual web hosting company WebHosting.net.