Google+ Widens Its Reach To Mobile Users: Could Facebook Afford This Move?By Shilpa Shree on January 19, 2013
Somehow, Google+ has pushed itself to be in a good news after a long time. After Facebook, now its a turn for Google+ in expanding its mobile territory. Google updates Google+ app for iPhone and iPad in 48 countries now. Very clearly it shows that social media platforms are more interested in mobile users.
Last week we saw Facebook releasing its new Search option (which makes searchable all of the social data on the network) and marked its direct competition with Google in the search space. Now, soon after a week we see Google reacting to it. Is this a sign that Google has accepted Facebook as its rival?
However, the company extended its Google+ platform to mobile in June last year with the release of its Google+ SDKs for iOS and Android.
400+ million users of Google+ looks petite before 1billion users of Facebook but one cannot deny the fact that Google still dominates search space with 66.7% of the market share and its astounding number of search users on Google.
On 6 December, Google+ recorded 135 million active users each month, up from 100 million in mid-September, 2012. This means, Google+ had added 35 million active users in just 2.5 months, after its enhancements to Google’s mobile photo app (Snapseed). That means that every month Google+ is adding about 14 million active users. More likely to the type of users on Facebook between late August 2008, when it reached 100 million active users, and early April 2009, when it hit 200 million active users. It was predicted that Google+ is now growing at the same pace as Facebook. Its worth noting that, Google+ has already marked its position among international users.
Here is the long list of new countries and territories added by Google+ to its territory,
Albania, Anguilla, Barbados, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chad, Republic of Congo, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Liberia, Macau, Malawi, Mauritania, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Ukraine, British Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe.
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