The search giant’s new Social Networking project, Google Plus is out since few days as an answer to the existing social networking giant, Facebook and people who have assessed it are talking about its features, particularly about the features which are eye catching. Just as every coin has two sides, Google Plus has also some unimpressive features which you should consider. At present, Google Plus is in its childhood form and most of the things mentioned by them are fraction of their future releases. Google Plus is a way in front of Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild so it will be appealing to observe how Google Plus unfolds in the upcoming months. Here, we have tried our best to give you information about where Google Plus is succeeding and where it fails to compete.
Along with its circles, Google Plus also offers the facility to utilize applications like Google Docs and calendar. ‘Hangouts’ app of the Google allows users to do video chat up to maximum of ten people simultaneously. As well, it lets to watch Youtube videos together to double the fun.
Google+ facility of multiple Google products in one location is one of the main features of it. Google Plus ties in seamlessly with chat, Latitude, +1, Google Profiles, Chrome, Google One Bar, new Google page designs, Android and Gmail.
Google+ Huddle, an outstanding group messaging app for mobile phones such as Android OS and iPhones should help to boost it to the front position as this group chat application helps people to interact with friends in desired Circles.
Additionally, it has also an option of instant uploading of pictures and videos with one touch Google +. As well, it offers advanced privacy settings and keeps a tab on the user’s location. User interface of Google Plus is very clean and easy-to-use; Google+ user can easily customize everything as per their own usage whether it is account settings, notifications or anything else.
Though the ‘circles’ in the Google+ has been intended to lessen noise in the stream, but still it is too noisy for most of the users. One main reason behind this is the pushing up of the posts to the top when there’s a new comment to it. According to most users, it is unnecessary. It can be quite confusing if users have multiple email addresses.
Google is well-known for search but Google Plus does not contain “search bar” for finding content shared by your friends, which is the biggest drawback of it. Privacy of information regarding to search history, location and more is another area of concern with Google Plus.
Another drawback of Google Plus includes lack of some highly interactive user apps such as numerology, Tarot, games, etc. which disappoints users. With Google Plus, video chatting in groups is very easy but users find difficulty to start video chat with single person. Some Google + apps like ‘Hangouts’ ‘Spark’, need high-speed internet connections to work smoothly which is still a unusual commodity in numerous countries, particularly in India. Therefore, it automatically restricts Google Plus from becoming accessible.