Most of us know that Google is giant search engine and God of millions of websites. However it is still struggles to have a great identification as the social network. As Facebook proved itself with innovative features in connecting as a social media between friends, relatives, acquaintances, by the medium of photo sharing, streaming, chatting, video sharing. However Google came with a different concept in connecting people. When Google plus arrived in the year 2011, people confused with its design and reliability as a Social Network. However Facebook became a giant in Social Network, by the year 2011 hence Google faced the great competition from other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr (Good for photos), whats app, snapchat. Since from the year of arrival Google plus faced many confusing critics in the reliability and user friendly features in its Social Networking product Google plus.
Orkut is one such product which was a disaster from Google, which has failed in showing a real connectivity and photo sharing between people. But at one point of time, Orkut was the only medium for the social network. However after the arrival of Facebook and its popularity, Orkut was no more and made Google forcefully shut down the product Orkut.
After the success of Facebook in its connectivity, status updates, photo sharing, chatting, streaming, video sharing. People found a great reliable and user friendly features in Facebook. But even if Google took their own business model, it has failed in providing reliable features and adaptability between one to one and one to many.
Unfortunately most of us might not observed useful features in Google plus. Let us have a quick look at those features along with new updates.
Google Plus as a social network with new features
This option helps in collecting the important stuff to book mark, where ever we find something interesting all over the web. We can share on our timeline and as well as we would book mark that important stuff such as useful blog posts, photos of loved ones, celebrity gossips, movie reviews, videos, gifs what ever the media might be, collections helps to collect the useful information we feel. And this feature kept it the left side bar to make it more adaptable to the people who want to use this option.
Communities are another important feature in connecting people, it is very important to create groups, as we know Facebook groups got a great response in group connectivity. Hence Google focused more on communities. It is not only following the communities created in your circles and friends, but also Google suggests the communities you may like and you want to Join. This is a great feature that no one can keep their eye on other network if we had a great community connect with Google plus.
Status Updates and live stream:
Just as the time line and news feed feature on Facebook, Google plus has a great feature called live stream to check the status updates of every one who ever connected with you. Another great feature in the status update is making easy to create events and polls. Events are helpful to promote your business and to share your personal life time events like marriage days, birthday celebrations.
Polls are very helpful in questioner based connectivity with people which we may not see most in Facebook. And by the way the live stream has two different views in More option and the two options are grid view and normal view. Grid view gives side by side posts where as normal view is vertical view of all the posts one by one.
Another important features in the new Google plus is look and feel design and user friendly options. Availability of menu structure and clean design of options where ever you navigate. This is all about Google Plus as a social network with new features. Hope Google plus will start a new era in Social Networking to face a great competition from other Social Networking giants like Facebook and Twitter. Anything you want to add up with this, just comment your opinion below. Don’t forget to share this from your social media.