Was Google+ a failure? Did people actually use Google+?

Was Google+ a failure? A very good question to learn about but before going to that one must understand the purpose of why it was made, we will be going through some facts about Google+ so that one can understand it better. What service did Google+ serve? What were people doing there? Many such questions in your mind, so let’s elucidate the whole confusion first.

What is Google+?

Google+ was launched in June 2011 in an attempt to pursue the world of Social Media and excel in the same. It is also designed to link the existing Google product like YouTube.

It is like any other social network wherein one could post photos, tag people, do status updates, and interact with the existing networks there. One can activate their Google+ account if they have a Google account. One could make a community there and post pictures to one particular community that couldn’t be seen by others.  It has some elements or sections like-

  • Circles- Your social circle with whom you would be sharing content.
  • Hangouts- Video chats and Instant Messaging
  • Huddles and sparks- Huddle was used for group chat while sparks for a saved search to find your interest within Public feed. Both features were canceled later.
  • Google photos- Google photos were used to share pictures which later became a separate product
  • Check in- Was like location Sharing or Location tags but it also allowed your circle to even see your Location even if you haven’t shared. Who would you feel safe to share such a location rather than your family? Obviously nobody.

Did people use Google+?

Yes, people used Google+ but not necessarily for genuine use. Google announced initially that this service has around 10 million users just two weeks after the launch. By September 2012 they reached 300 million users and later to 400 million overall users.

Apparently, due to some reason, Google had to force users to use it in many different ways, one of them was that one could only comment on YouTube if they had a Google+ account. In the same way, they tried to bring users to the platform as they were facing a huge decline in the number of users. Though there were many people deleting Google+ there were even some who were finding it interesting or useful to use. Most of them didn’t find its features as interesting as some of the existing platforms like Facebook and Twitter. So yes People did use Google+ and there are even some who are still using it.

Yes, it was a failure. And Google has also announced that it will soon shut down mostly by April 2019. Let’s know the reason for the same.

Reasons for its failure.

As mentioned earlier, Google had announced the shutdown of Google+ for consumers. It was made in an attempt to compete with Facebook but failed in the same.  As the users found other social media more interesting than this and hence spend less time on it.

Google said that the reason for the shutdown is because almost 90% of the users spent only 5 sec on the application.

Moreover, it is also said that it failed due to some initial steps that Google took like Google+ was not available for all, one could only join if they were invited by existing users. This made the number of users less and hence there was nobody much on it to interact with. Till the time Google rectified most of them had lost interest in it and had left.

There are also rumors that they are shutting down due to the security fault in the Google+ Users API. It shared some private information of the users to some of the apps that were said as private. Many people are said to affect it. They say that Google had requested not to put this news out in public and hence most of us are unaware of that.

These were some of the reasons for its failure and also for the shutdown of Google+ for consumers.

It is still available for business purposes.  So here we are master of one more fact happening around the world for more such interesting article visit our blog.

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Top 10 BEST ANDROID APPS

Google Play store is filled with millions of app and with every new app coming every day it’s impossible to decide which one you should download to satisfy your needs, so which one you should use?

Just sit and relax we have done some research for you and we have narrowed it down to the best 10 apps from different categories that should be in your app launcher.

Automate

So we all know about AI not completely but yes we know how easy a job gets when AI is in charge. But how to automate things on a smartphone. Here we got an application for you called, Automate which helps you in automating your tasks and it learns over time.

Here you create a flow of actions (blocks) and then you connect one action to another just like a flowchart. You can find around 300 blocks related to NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and more.

If you want you can keep things simple or you can use features like loops, action triggers, or conditions to create a complex workflow.

Firefox

We all use Chrome every time but chrome is still at a basic level with just a few features available in its mobile version where Firefox is ahead of Chrome everywhere whether it’s PC or mobile.

Firefox provides all the features available on chrome but it’s a step ahead as I told by allowing for add-ons, with which you can tailor your browser to your personal demands. So, if a customizable browser is something you want then go for Firefox it won’t disappoint you.

Files by Google

files by google

Tired of add fueled file browsers like ES Explorer and Cheetah then Google is there for rescue with their Files app Google makes the complicated task of managing files quite easy and the best thing is there are no ads and it really clears clutter.

Google Fit

Are you a fitness streak on a budget and don’t want to waste your money on fitness trackers? Then Google is here with its fitness app called “Google Fit” which uses smartphone sensors to measure every metric and the best thing is that it gets connected with every fitness tracker so if you buy a one in the future you can sync your data altogether.

SwiftKey

Bored of your obsolete keyboard than Swiftkey is for you. It’s on the peak of its job of auto-correcting and the layout is very nice and you can choose keyboard background also making your keyboard look funky or classic whatever you want.

Nova Launcher

Bored of your bulky and boring app drawer then try Nova Launcher. With an insane amount of customization options along with blazing fast speed, it’s the best in its game. Best of all it’s free and if you want you can get some extra features in the paid version. Reach us for any updates here!

Google Photos

Most of the time this app comes preloaded on your smartphone but if it doesn’t then you have to give it a try because there’s no other app best in managing photos than Google Photos.

Google offers free unlimited storage of photos under 16MP—which is amazing. Just set up automatic backup and never worry about losing photos again. But it offers more than this.

Spotify

Audiophiles should give this app a try because it’s one of the best music streaming application in the market. With its huge collection and awesome recommendation service it just wins the hearts of its users.

Truecaller

Getting calls from an unknown number then try installing Truecaller. It shows the name of the caller which is not precise every time but yes for most of the time you will get to know who is calling you. The database is crowdsourced and it’s pretty fluid and nice-looking app.

Snapseed

After taking photos almost everyone edits them to make them look great and there is plenty of editing app in play store but Snapseed is different from all of them. It gives you every possible control over your photo which is easy to handle. For the best free, simple photo editor, Snapseed should be your pick.