Google’s Way to Compete with Facebook Connect – Google+ Sign-In!
- Published on Thursday, 14 March 2013 02:30
- Ashley White
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Google, just recently, created their new ‘Sign in with Google+’ button. The move came as a way to compete with Facebook, the biggest social website all over the world,and its #1 competitor.
Even though, Google Plus was launched about one and a half years ago, it surprisingly took them this much time to create a sign-in feature like other social networking platform, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Their latest functionality was promoted through a video put together by Google in collaboration with The Fancy, a social photo sharing web store.
The one advantage that I came across with the Google plus sign-in function is that it offers sharing capabilities which are a little granular than Facebook, i.e. I can share with my family, or friends, or work colleagues, or a specific Google Plus list.
Nonetheless, no matter how advantageous Google Plus becomes, it lacks in the number of registered users like its competitors. Nobody really uses Google Plus; hence, the idea somewhat fails.
In contrast, Facebook always managed good developer relations and somewhat Twitter as well even after its strict API limits. So, this could be a chance for Google to develop good relation with the developers and expand their social audience.