After being in a closed invite only 90 day beta period, Google’s new social network Google+ has now opened it doors to all, but still retains its beta tag. Google’s new competitor to the likes of Facebook and Twitter has had 91 improvements added to it over its invite only period.
Google + brings a number of new features to the social networking arena, one of which called “hangouts” that allows you to create areas to chat with others via video face-to-face and has already been used for cooking classes and music concerts during the beta trials.
A new application has also been rolled out today enabling you to create Hangouts from your Android smartphones running Android 2.3+ with front-facing cameras with iOS support for the new feature within a Google application expected to arrive very shortly.
Another great features in Google+ is its “Circles” which allows you to group your contacts making it easier to manage and send information to only those you wish to see it. Now that Google+ has been released to the masses it will be interesting to see how if now competes with the likes of Facebook and Twitter as it grows in size.