Google+ Ditches Private Invite-Only Status, Welcomes Everyone To Platform

Google+ LogoFor the last three months users who wanted to test Google+ needed to be invited by a friend or through a special Google invite and now the company has opened their network to eveyone.

Google’s Vic Gundotra writes on the official Google Blog:

“We’re ready to move from field trial to beta, and introduce our 100th feature: open signups.”

The move comes with some nice new features including the ability to add Google+ Hangouts using Android 2.3 devices and higher. Google+ users will also find an updated search feature which provides Google+ and Google search results from around the web.

According to Gundotra:

“Just type what you’re looking for into the Google+ search box, and we’ll return relevant people and posts, as well as popular content from around the web.”

With more than 25 million users on the site before the public launch Google is hoping they can regain the luster that the site first showed when it first debuted, attracting more than 20 million users in the first month alone.

Now that  Google+ is open to the public do you plan to join the social platform if you haven’t already?



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