Mobile version of Google's super-exclusive social network
by on July 2, 2011
Google is no stranger to social networking. It’s already tried to tap this market with Buzz, but that was something of a failure for the company. With Facebook stealing a lot of people’s internet time, it’s easy to see why Google would have another stab at a social network, and that is where Google+ comes in.
At the moment, Google+ is only for people who have been invited. We at T3 have got our pass and we are actually pretty impressed with what we have seen. Split into a number of sections, the mobile version of Google+ simplifies what is a slightly confusion social network on a computer. Load it up and you can see your Circles (friend groups), go straight to the stream – where everyone’s posts are – check out the photos and browse your own profile.
The interface for each is slick and clean and Google+ actually makes a lot more sense when you use it on your phone.
One extra option you have on the mobile version is something called Huddle. This is a group chat service, where you can instant message those who are in your Circles. This is a nice touch and something that will only get better when more people join Google+.
And therein lies a big problem with Google+ at the moment – there’s not enough people on it to make it a social revolution. Once Google opens the floodgates and more people can get on board, then it could well be a rival to Facebook.
Download the Google+ app now
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