Google Plus Users Grow to 18 Million

by on 07/20/2011 in Google, Social Networking

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.

15 Responses to “Google Plus Users Grow to 18 Million”

  1. Brian Yang

    Jul 20th, 2011

    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. nico

    Jul 22nd, 2011

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

  3. Derra Huxley

    Jul 24th, 2011

    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. Shilpa

    Jul 25th, 2011

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

  5. Lalit

    Jul 30th, 2011

    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.

    • Frank Jovine

      Jul 31st, 2011

      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. Dell Parts

    Aug 3rd, 2011

    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.

    • Frank Jovine

      Aug 3rd, 2011

      It is like Italian gravy or wine, it takes time.

  7. Peter

    Aug 5th, 2011

    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. Chandigah Flowers

    Aug 8th, 2011

    I also use google plus. Its easy and fast.

    • Frank Jovine

      Aug 8th, 2011

      It is easy now lets hope it catches on.

  9. MT-Francis

    Aug 30th, 2011

    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. celulares

    Sep 9th, 2011

    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. MLM Software

    Sep 26th, 2011

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

    • Frank Jovine

      Sep 26th, 2011

      I’d stay with plus over buzz as this is Google’s focus right now.