There are many people who will never forget the days leading up to the public release of Google+. Many of us had already gotten private beta invites and countless more were trolling forums to find them. Before Google+ was even released, it had tens of thousands of users who were already sharing posts. Even Tom from Myspace was relevant again. It was a merry old time.
It has now been a full year since Google+ was released. There were times when many people thought it was a dead platform. As with any new item, there was the occasional hiccup of inactivity from time to time. In reality, Google+ continued to grow stronger everyday. Now, Vic Gundotra has revealed that Google+ has hit 400 million registered users and currently has 100 million active users via the website and the mobile app.
As Gundotra remarks, “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. While Google+ is all about creating a better experience across Google, it’s also a destination.” He has every right to be excited, 400 million is a huge number.
Is it safe to compare Google+ to Facebook yet?
Not just yet. Facebook has reported that they’re about to hit the 950 million mark. In case you are just dreadful with numbers, 950 million is much higher than 400 million. However, there is one area that you can compare Google+ and Facebook in and that is speed of growth. It reportedly took Faceboook 4 years to accumulate 100 million active users. Google+ did this in just one year. So if you’re rooting for Team Google, you do have something to brag about.
Google+ has undergone a lot of changes since its first release. From UI overhauls to feature improvements and it continues to improve and expand. We at Android Authority still use our Google+ accounts, do you?