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Google+ is still in beta and only a small user base has the privilege of giving it a long test drive, but it made a huge splash amongst iPhone users – more on that in a bit. According to one analyst, Google+ user base is just under 18 million.Google Plus iPhone App

During a Thursday earnings call, Google said its service now has more than 10 million users, who share about 1 billion items each day, including 2.3 million uses of the “+1” feature.

Yesterday, Apple added the Google+ iPhone app to the App Store, and it became the most popular free app. It is a small milestone for Google, if you want to call it one, but it’s a clear message that Google has the potential to become a major player in the social arena. The only win here is to compete with Facebook and if Google says anything otherwise, they are kidding themselves.

While people are still signing on for Google’s social experiment, sign-ups have slowed in recent days according to Paul Allen (not the same Microsoft Paul Allen), but the Ancestry.com founder Paul Allen.

Prior to this app, iPhone and iPad owners have been forced to use an HTML5 version that Google offers online. Although it allows for basic Google+ access, it lacked the Huddle IM system and other components.


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  1. This is great news for Google. I’ve briefly tried Google+ and I think it has lots of potential, especially considering how fast it grew.

    Unfortunately, I can’t fully use it until Profiles are available to Google Apps, since my main personal account is on a personal domain.

  2. Good news from Google plus .. very interesting and I also use google plus.

  3. It is really incredible how fast Google+ has grown and even though I haven’t tried it myself, I have heard generally positive feedback. We’ll see what if anything the slowed pace of growth portends. Still, very impressive!

  4. Hey its a good news and congrats Google Plus. I do have an account in google plus. Its easy and fast.

  5. I have recently joined google plus and I am glad to see the progress made by this in short period of time and at the same time, I am really susceptible also about it’s future and I am not sure whether it will really able to compete with facebook.

    • Lalit,

      We have to see what Google+ will prove in the social arena. I believe it will make an impact, but it will not be on the same level as Facebook.

  6. frank you are right

    Google + can improve and more efficient but it is true to it will not beat facebook or the users of facebook will not leave facebook.

    it takes a time and google + doesn’t have anything which will match the level to facebook.

  7. Once they open the floodgates I think it will really start to give Facebook a run for its money. I greatly prefer G+’s interface so it’s just a matter of building its user base.

  8. I also use google plus. Its easy and fast.

  9. 18 Million already? Sign-up rush? Apparently, it can’t beat facebook “now”, but who knows it might be the next big thing in the world of social media.

  10. for this reason facebook forms alliance with Skype, is very claoro that Google will be a strong competitor to Facebook, not only for social ared l but for all apps that use it have been so popular among users.

  11. Google Plus is creating buzz everywhere. I also want to try and check out Google Plus.