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Google+ Hits 250 Million Users
With Facebook stuck in the sand a bit, could Google+ be making a real run at the social networking giant? Google+ according to announcements made at the Google I/O developer conference now has 250 million registered users. That is massive growth considering the platform is just celebrated its first birthday.
Based on the latest revelations, there are about 150 million monthly active users on the platform and about 75 million use the site daily—most via mobile devices. Google is clearly bullish on the growth of the platform and even recently launched a new feature called ‘Events’. This new feature lets users plan and coordinate real events using the free tools like Calendar and the real-time automatic Party mode now built into Google+.
Users on Android tablets are now able to access their own native versions of the social network with the launch of Google+ for tablets and there is talk that an iPad version is on its way. When that happens, Google+ will no doubt snag millions more new users and continue its relentless growth.
The new Google+ numbers won’t make Zuckerberg quake in his boots but it will give the folks over at Facebook something to think about. The growth of a credible Google+ could weaken Facebook engagement—something which many are citing already. It’s perhaps too soon to herald the realization of Google’s dream but things surely are taking shape.