Google Tweaks Gmail to Combat Facebook, Twitter

Google has injected social networking features into Gmail as the world’s No. 1 search engine seeks to fend off competition from Facebook and Twitter.

Google introduced a new product dubbed Google Buzz that allows users to quickly share messages, Web links and photos with friends and colleagues directly within Gmail.

In addition to the Buzz features for Gmail, Google said it is launching a special mobile application for Buzz, as well as weaving Buzz technology into the mobile versions of its flagship Web site and its maps products.

Key Features

  • Automatic friends lists (friends are added automatically who you have emailed on Gmail)
  • “Rich fast sharing” combines sources like Picasa and Twitter into a single feed, and it includes full-sized photo browsing
  • Public and private sharing (swap between family and friends)
  • Inbox integration (instead of emailing you with updates, like Facebook might, Buzz features emails that update dynamically with all Buzz thread content)
  • “Recommended Buzz” puts friend-of-friend content into your stream, even if you’re not acquainted. Recommendations learn over time with your feedback.

Google Buzz has begun rolling out, and will continue slowly rolling out to users over the course of the next couple of days.

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  • eAhmadNawaz

    nice sharing

  • kashif

    ya its cool, i just checked it out, but you have to be a gmail user for that to use, it, but its great, google is on for facebook when its orkut is failing and it is also going to compensate the loss it has faced after the failing googlewave, which google launched recently…i think this time google would win over the other social networking sites..i just found out what google buzz is

  • shabbir

    google buzz is really cool, i just checked it out, but you have to be a gmail user for that to use, it, but its great, google is on for facebook when its orkut is failing and it is also going to compensate the loss it has faced after the failing googlewave, which google launched recently…

    i think this time google would win over the other social networking sites..i just found out what google buzz is

  • BuzzPk

    google buzz is copy of Twitter an facebook