Google plus announces app integration, what's hot feature, ripples and creative kit

This article describes the use, features and function of the app integration and the other 3 features –ripples- a Stream highlighter, ripples and the photo editing app "The creative kit" that Google recently launched on Google plus.

Originally published on 6th Nov, 2011

Google has finally opened the door to Google App users to Google plus. After a long standing demand finally Google has done this in addition to launching three other features which we discuss below.

Google plus for Google App users

Now those business organizations or educational institutions that run their email service through apps can sign up for Google plus through the sign up page at However it requires that the admin of the domain of Apps should have enabled this for all users.

Other services integrated into plus should also be enabled individually like for chatting Google talk should be enabled and similarly for photo sharing Picasa and video sharing YouTube should be individually enabled. This means that if a students or an employee was not allowed to use any of the feature earlier then even now they can't access these features in Google plus.

As the integration is new we can expect more features in coming future but for now a big advantage to the App users is the ability to share any post with the member of Apps.

Now if you have already made a Google plus account before using a normal Google account then Google has reportedly planned a migration tool which would be available soon. The migration tool will import your Circles, settings, profile information as well as the people who were connected to your earlier account to the Apps account.

What's hot

<Whats-hot-in-Google-plusThis shows the most famous post on Google plus. This is located as the last option in your list of Streams just above your chat list. It has been clearly shown in the image below.

Google Ripples

Google RipplesGoogle Ripples is a visualization tool to see how your posts spread and how they are interacted with in a visual format. This is a great feature for Website owner, social media experts and businesses that will be able to track their social performance. This is still in beta phase but works efficiently.

Google Ripples cannot be seen for private and older posts (post before this feature was introduced). How to see Google Ripples? Just click in the upper right of any post, and select View Ripples.

Creative kit- photo editing tool

Google Creative kit is a photo editing tool quite similar to that available in Picasa but has some extra features like filters, text overlays, and even some limited-edition Halloween adds like fangs and masks that can be added over photos.

Google now ranks 13th in social/forum category of websites and has crossed 40 million users. Its Experian data also shows increasing returning visitors.

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Guest Author: Alen14 Feb 2015

Really good information about Google Plus online application. It is similar app like Facebook and other social networking sites.

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