Articles with the tag Google Plus

YouTube Quietly Reinstates Old Commenting System

Last month, Google announced they would be returning to YouTube’s old “thumbs up/thumbs down” commenting system. Yesterday evening, the reversion went into full effect site-wide. This comes after widespread disappointment with the system they introduced in 2013, which required users to sign up with Google’s G+ service to make comments. YouTubers are already celebrating the […]

Google+ Exec Vic Gundotra Leaving Tech Giant

Google+ got its start in late June 2011 back when it was invite-only in private beta, and SVP of Engineering Vic Gundotra was instrumental in helping it grow. Today, Gundotra posted on the social network announcing his departure from Google after nearly eight years. “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of […]

Google+ Expanding +Post Ads To Qualified Pages

Google+ began testing its +Post ads with select advertisers back in December, and today announced they’re now available to all Pages that qualify. In order to qualify, you must have a minimum of 1,000 followers, the sponsored post must be “relevant to your audience,” and you have Shared Endorsements turned on. The social network is also […]

Google+ Matches Adult Twitter Users In The US, Study Finds

Google+ is still referred to as a “ghost town” by publications that should know better, and according to a new study, it’s just as popular as Twitter in the United States. Published by Forrester, the research company recently surveyed over 60,000 U.S. adults to ask which social media sites they used. 22 percent said they […]

Google+ Rolls Out David Hasselhoff Photobomb Feature

Google+ came in second place in a new study on most engaged social media referrals, and now users can spice up their photos with David Hasselhoff. Part of its Auto Awesome feature, which has seen the likes of animated snow in the past, The Hoff is the first celebrity to take photobombing to a whole […]

Google+ Link Shares Get Major Facelift

Google+ recently updated its Android app with photo-heavy features, and today the social network is giving link shares on the web a complete redesign. Pictured above, it’s a major departure from the previous design: Similar to Facebook’s News Feed update back in September 2013, images are significantly larger and titles are more pronounced. We have […]

Google+ For Android Adds Ability To Sync Photo Edits, New Filters

Google+ may be popular in tech circles, but it’s grown to be a favorite of photographers, and today the social network announced a unique new feature. Currently available on the Android app, users will be able to begin editing photos on their phone for example, and continue elsewhere. From Google employee Todd Kennedy: “Starting today […]

How Is Google+ Doing? [Infographic]

Google+ tends to lay low in the world of social media, and you may just be surprised how far it’s come thanks to a new infographic. Titled “The State Of Google+,” marketing agency We Are Social gathered all the data that’s been shared thus far. Google+ had 1.15 billion registered users and 359 million monthly […]