Photos: Inside Google+ - how to use Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and more

Photos: Inside Google+ - how to use Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and more

Summary: Take a tour of the Google+ private beta - Mark Zuckerberg already has...

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  • Google+ data liberation

    Google is likely to be hoping Data Liberation is another differentiator of its social network vs Facebook, as Google+ is offering users the ability to easily pick up their data and leave from the get-go.

    Image: Google/Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

  • Google+ Mark Zuckerberg

    And talking of Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has scored himself a +1 to the Google party - presumably so he can kick the tyres of his latest social rival.

    Image: Google/Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

  • Google+ mobile

    On the mobile front, there's a web app for iPhone users, pictured above, with access to your Stream, Photos and notifications about new Google+ activity. There's a fully fledged iPhone app in the pipeline, "coming soon" according to Google.

    Android users don't need to wait of course. The Android app is already on Android Marketplace, offering those Google+ users who have scored a +1 to the closed beta the ability to perform location check-ins, view posts from other Google+ users in their vicinity and Huddle - a real-time group IM feature for mobile users resembling RIM's BlackBerry Messager.

    Image: Google/Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

Topics: Apps, Software Development

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