Google+ user number hits 400 million

September 26, 2012 8:10 am
Google+ user number hits 400 million
Google+ has received a boost with news that it now has 400 million users, around a year after the social network was introduced.

Indeed, according to the company’s senior vice-president of engineering, Vic Gundotra, around one in four actively use the platform with engagement continuing to increase.
The technology giant has previously been criticised for a lack of uptake after looking to take on Facebook and Twitter with Google+, but it remains confident of success in the future.
“This week we also hit an important milestone – over 400,000,000 people have upgraded to Google+. 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,” Mr Gundotra explained on his own Google+ page.
It comes after the firm also announced the acquisition of photo-editing app Snapseed, seen by many as a response to Facebook’s purchase of Instagram.

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