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Google launched its Plus social network in mid 2011. The launch was surrounded with a lot of hype and excitement partly due to the fact that the social site of one of the world’s largest tech company was invite-based only in the beginning. Fast forward to today and you’ll see Google revealing some numbers that show how the relatively new social network is doing in terms of daily usage.

According to the company, there are over 500 million Google accounts that have activated Google Plus profiles, which brings the total number of Google Plus users at about half of Facebook’s 1 billion users. Although there are 500+ million people on Google Plus, only 253 million are actively using the social network’s services:

“More than 500 million people have upgraded, 235 million are active across Google (+1′ing apps in Google Play, hanging out in Gmail, writing reviews in Maps…), and 135 million are active in just the stream.”

Google also revealed that around 135 million users are actively using the stream which is Facebook’s news feed-like feature of Plus. While the numbers revealed by Google are good, they are not that impressive especially when compared to Facebook’s stats. However when we consider the fact that Google Plus was just launched last year, the 500 million total user figure looks very impressive, and 135 million active users who check their Plus streams doesn’t seem that bad at all either.

Do you use your Android device to interact with friends via Google+?

Varun Raj
Varun loves to play with new technology as his bread and butter. He has been advising telecom, media and entertainment companies for more than over 4 years. He currently works at a large consulting organization in Silicon Valley amidst all the action. He has been following Android since it first launched and loves to play around with it in his free time.