Its a month old. Yet its a new born baby. That has been the story of Google+ so far. One can be pretty sure that Google is not just designing Google+, instead it is carving the social network to its best. But how long should we wait to see it in full shape? It has been one month since the launch of private field test, and now with the invites springing up in every corner, its possible for almost anyone to enter the zone. But there has been only minor appearance tune ups and there is no big announcements coming till now.. Why is Google taking so much time in introducing the new features. What are they waiting for?
The massive hit of Facebook also lies in their better integration with pages. And at the launch of Google+ everyone was looking forward for this feature. To the dissatisfaction of the brands, there is no pages still though Google still maintains that it is coming very soon. Though a few brands like mashable joined Google+ with a public profile, Google’s terms strictly says that only individuals can have a Google+ account as of now. And that too funky names are prohibited and only the user’s real name should be used.
Another upcoming feature of the Google+ is Games. Google is taking extra care in bringing out the games as this means a lot to them. Needless to say that Zynga will be the first partner of G+ in releasing the games feature, as Google invested a huge money in the popular facebook games producer. Games is one of the most attractive yet the most spammy feature of facebook. So Google has to hit the right tone to make it a success.
Its too odd to see a search feature not incorporated in the social network of the world’s leading search engine. But this is one feature where Google has no option but to be perfect. So it might take some time before they could develop, test, test and test again as long as they can before they implement the feature.
Custom Profile URLs:
The profile URL of a Google+ user (or just a Google Profile) has a numerous numerals in it which it too absurd to remember. Facebook had the same couple of years back and now they have realized to have the custom profile ids. The fear of Google is that these custom ids might leak out the email ids of the users. And leaving the email ids such open are a gift for the spammers. But still Google need to make an alternate to this feature. If you want a custom url even before Google gives you, try gplus.to
Google is known for rapid updates of its products such as Chrome, which hits version 14 while the all-time favorites Firefox is still at 6. But with Google+, they did not want to take any risk. They did not want even a single negative comment on their most ambitious project. Usually Apple is known for keeping things at the dark. Google tried the same with Google+ without leaving even a speck of doubt. And that went well in fact. G+ hit the right people at the right time. But taking too much of time to implement new features will leave the early adopters of Google+ to go back to Facebook. And this is something that Google would never want..