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September 18, 2012

Google+ hits 400 million registered users, 100 million active users


Google+ continues to slowly grow with more and more users warming up to the new social network that was released just a year before. There were times when any people though it would be a dead platform, whilst others just criticized it in different ways possible. Google didn't give up and continued to update its platforms, adding new features and improvements each time. Vic Gundotra has revealed that Google+ has hit 400 million registered users and currently has 100 million active users via the website and the mobile app.

As Gundotra remarks, “It was only a year ago that we opened public sign-up, and we couldn’t have imagined that so many people would join in just 12 months. While Google+ is all about creating a better experience across Google, it’s also a destination.” He has every right to be excited, 400 million is a huge number.

However though, I must admit that Google+ is nowhere near comparable with Facebook; but it does give Facebook a run for its money. Facebook recently reported that they are about to hit the 950 million mark. But if you compare Google+ and Facebook in speed of growth, Facebook took about 4 years to accumulate 100 million active users whilst Google+ did this in just one year.

Google+ continues to make changes since its initial rollout from UI overhauls to feature improvements and it shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. I personally use Google+ more than Facebook now and find nothing wrong with Google+ at all. One thing I do detest about Facebook though; are the constant ads and irrelevant information that seems to appear right in front of your face at every click. Anyhow, I use Google+, do you?