Google+ to support Google Apps accounts in “coming days”, relaxing real name policy

October 20, 2011


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Computer says no.

Computer says no.

Google+ Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra and Google co-founder Sergey Brin revealed on stage yesterday at The Web 2.0 Summit in California that Google’s new social network will begin to support Google Apps accounts in the “coming days”.

Currently, Google+ is only available on personal Google accounts. Gundotra blames the network’s “unexpected” early success for delaying Google Apps support, stating that he “thought it would have more time” before reaching a scale where this feature would be necessary.

Google+ now sports a healthy 40 million users – although this is far behind Twitter’s 100 million users and Facebook’s 800 million or so.

Further news emerged over Google+’s API, which developers have been waiting for since the network’s initial launch. Gundotra commented that they were taking a “cautious approach” to the release of the Google+ API, giving no indication of when it would eventually be avaiable to the public.

Gundotra also stated that they would be allowing account nicknames and other forms of identity, other the real names, in the coming months.

In the meantime, you can follow us on Google+ here.


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Albizu Garcia

Albizu Garcia is the Co-Founder and CEO of Gain -- a marketing technology company that automates the social media and content publishing workflow for agencies and social media managers, their clients and anyone working in teams.


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