Google+ Vs Facebook [Features]

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Since the launch of a whole brand new social networking platform Google plus, the battle is on between Facebook and Google.

The search engine giant is threatening strong social network giant Facebook which created a splash in the market, looking at its best and presenting latest and different apps, looks and strategies.

Let’s take a quick view on both social networks features wise.

Google+ circles vs. Facebook lists:

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Google plus is giving its users an innovative look and feel with classy animations powered by HTML 5, ease of making and managing friends and family circles by just a “Drag and drop”.

Facebook provides creation of groups by the feature called “lists” but unlike Google Plus it seems not as user friendly.

Google plus is more concerned with easy management of privacy solutions and until now circles has achieved higher +1’s by users.

Google+ hangouts vs. Facebook video calling:

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Although recently launched feature of video calling by Facebook in collaboration with Skype has been warmly welcomed even though it lacks group chatting feature but Google plus is towering a brilliant difference with its feature called “hangout”. It allows face to face public or private meet ups with video chatting and ability to enjoy YouTube videos with up to 10 friends.

Google+ stream vs. Facebook news feed:

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Modified version of the news feed, Google stream facilitates user to update status, live experiences, share pics, videos, links or location with circles. Having fastest sharing feature at g+, the instant upload, gives it a plus over Facebook as it can’t upload videos and photos from mobile device right away. Alternatively an “upload email” is used to update status, videos or posts from mobiles.

On the other hand Facebook News Feed gives you the ability to select the most discussed feed or the new ones, something missing from Stream. Coming to the basic purpose of providing a steady stream on news, I would say it’s a tie between the two.

Facebook Like or Google+1:

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As a Facebook Like button, G+ has its +1 button, giving eye catching look to g+ social stream. Both the Like and +1 have very natural feeling to them. You +1 what you ‘like’ and what you ‘like’ you want it to be incremented, improved, increased or +1’ed.

Google+ huddle vs. Facebook chat for mobiles:

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G+ presents impressive text chat for android powered mobile phones even on the move other than the fact that it has Gtalk client for one-one voice and group chat and one-one video chat. Facebook only provides apps like AIM and support of XMPP or Jabber protocol for creation of custom applications.

Google+ location over Facebook places:

 

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So far sharing your location with friends’ circle on g+ stream is user friendly, just one click away. Facebook on the other hand does not allow its user to share location right away from their wall and is also limited to some countries.

Google+ sparks and Facebook front search bar:

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Google + presents users an ‘interest tab’ by giving a front-end to Google search for a specific topic, where user enters keywords about his interests and then could easily follow it just like twitter. The user will be updated regarding his favorites and this latest stuff can also be shared amongst the users’ circles. That Facebook search bar will find you relevant information from within the Facebook network and you have to search for your items of interest every time while Google Plus maintains the lists.

Google+ instantaneous uploads and FB uploads:

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As Facebook has grabbed the user picture and video upload ground so far, the Google Plus’ offering ‘instant upload’ allows users’ pictures or videos taken from mobile to be shared with their friends and family instantly from the web. These shares go to the user’s stream.

Eye catching Notification systems:

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Both networks have notification system that grabs the eye easily. Google Plus’ notification system in unified, in one drop down menu you get friend updates, posts to instant upload notifications. Facebook on the other hand has separate notifications for Messages, activities and Friend requests.

Google+ & Facebook browser support:

Both Google Plus and Facebook have vast browser support. They support all the latest browsers whether it is Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera or Safari.

However a fully HTML 5 complaint browser will give the best experience of Google Plus. A thing to note is that the notification section of Google Plus doesn’t appear when using Opera Browser. Hopefully it will be corrected once it is out of Beta phase.

Google plus has attained 20 million+ users with 1 billion shares a day but it cannot be fully anticipated whether Google+ will achieve the zenith of success and outrun its rival Facebook as Google Plus till now has not revealed its entire feature set such as g+ business, g+ games and g+ questions and polls which are the basis for generation of rapid traffic on Facebook.

Or will Google+ just follow timely success such as Orkut or just be another Google wave and Google Buzz. It wholly depends on the audience, whether they catch on the latest train or just stay with the “old is gold” mantra.


  • Tanveer

    Dili dour ast …. an other flop show by google
    Buzz + orkut + Goopgle = RIP

    • Awesome Article ,i was thing to write a article about FB vs G+ on my blog but it is very comparative ,comprehensive, attractive article .
      i must recommend this to all who are thinking to switch google .
      Thanks

  • I do not know why those people who write about G+, why do not mentioned profile backup data option of G+.

    For me, that is one of a very good and unique option, not available in both fb and twitter.

    • Shahid Saleem

      You can download all the status messages, notes, images, videos you have uploaded to Facebook very easily. You get a zip file. Click on Account, click on “download a copy” of your facebook data. It can’t be any simpler than that.

  • GS

    G+ is lacking a feature like “Faecbook Pages” and G+ can’t beat the Facebook until they launch a good business profiles

    • Shahid Saleem

      Time for Facebook to reach 10 million users: about two years. Time for G+ to reach 10 million users: 16 days.

      Facebook has been beaten.

      • Rizwan

        Facebook started off as an exclusive social network for select universities, it stayed exclusive until about 3 or 4 years ago. Lame comparison.

  • m.h

    But still they have not launched officially yet. they are still under testing face.

    • imkhalid

      so look what google achieved in onlyits TESTing phase, just wait for FULL release…

  • Ibrahim

    very attractive and nice blog..

  • sadia

    facebook has to do more for its audience…

  • ghina

    comprehensive comaprision but Google+ has to launch officially in market.

  • hadia shah

    I think google+ will win this tech war by facebook.

  • Patrick

    Google+ will be the winner.

    • hadia shah

      Time will give the result of this tech battle.

  • Anwar khan

    Sometimes in later future g+ could be beaten by FB or another social platform.

  • Rabia afzal

    Google+ has to launch more attractive features that would attract readily all users of internet.

  • Kareem haider

    It could not be predicted that who will outrun and catch peak of users.

  • Binish hameed

    Facebook will always be better than twitter,orkut and now google+…

  • Bat man

    I have switch to google+,it is innovative and good.That comparison is by every angle of G+ and FB.

  • Raheel

    G+ has to give all business profiles as to beat facebook

  • ghuman

    fb ka zikar ho or shahid saleem ka comment na ho ye kaisay ho sakta hai:)

  • umer daraz

    g+ is great

  • Komal azam

    tHERE is a possibility of launching latest feature by facebook.

  • Very nice article. I visit this blog on daily basis because of IT related updates.

    Thanks.

  • umer

    can any1 snd me invitation of google plus plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    [email protected]

  • hamid

    I would like to recommend all users to switch to g+.

  • maria

    G+ is not so good in my view as by facebook.

  • Ikram Musawir

    +1

  • Google + is GrooL!

    Grool means, Great & Cool.

    • maria

      Nice acronym for G+ Grool!!

  • maria

    thats’ not made by you…

  • hani

    Conclusive comparison between Facebook and Google+.

  • tea rose

    Nothing is impossible..G+ CAN BEAT ALL SOCIAL PLATFORMS.

  • Faraz akhtar

    yes it could be possible if g+will present its out of the world latest features in near future.