Google Plus is open to the masses – no more invitation required sign up now!

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Google Plus is open to the masses and now everyone can sign up — no more invitation required!

This happens after three-month of being an invite-only social network, the search giant has made over 91 different improvement and today they are announcing 9 more features, which give us a total of 100 improvement in under 90 days. Google+ still in the early stages, but it is growing at a really fast pace, and everyone should at least check it out.

Here are the 9 new features:

92.  Hangouts on your phone

Before this feature wasn’t available on phones, today just simply find an active hangout in the Stream and tap Join.

Google Plus - Hangouts on your phone

At this moment Hangouts only support Android 2.3+ devices with front-facing camera — iOS is coming soon. If you want to try it out you can hand over the Android Market and download the app.

93.  Hangouts On Air

This is an interesting new feature, now you can speak to a large audience, or just join as a spectator. So with Hangouts On Air you can create a public broadcast on a snap.

Is it difficult to set up this feature? – No at all, just start a normal hangout, and you are given the choice to broadcast and record. Now when you are On Air, up to nine people can join your hangout, and anyone else will be able to watch your broadcast.

Google Plus - Hangouts On Air

94, 95, 96, 97.  Here are 4 more features: Hangouts with extras

  1. Screensharing: to share pictures, lesson plans, teaching a friend something new, etc.
  2. Named Hangouts: for those times where you want to create or join a public hangout on certain topic.
  3. Google Docs: write, plan and share with other people.
  4. Sketchpad: draw, doodle, or just scribble together.

You’ll find all these extras by clicking Try Hangouts with extras, but remember that all 4 extras are still under development — meaning they are not finish and they may contain bugs.

Google Plus - Hangouts: Screensharing and Sketchpad

99.  Search in Google+

Google+ now supports the same Google search experience and relevancy, the results will be a combination of the content in Google+ and around the web. 

Google Plus - Search

100. And last, Everyone — Now anyone can sign up for Google+ — no more invitation required

Starting today anyone who wishes can head over google.com/+. The company made clear that the social network is not yet fully ready, they are just moving from the field trial to beta — there is a lot to be done.

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At first back in July, Google+ invites were in high demand, and the young social network managed to recruit over 20 million users. Since that time, however, the company has lost a lot of momentum. Now it is open for business and anyone can sign up, with time we’ll see if the social service regain control of public’s attention.

Source The Official Google Blog