We’ve been hearing for the past few months that Google’s social network, Google Plus is in deep trouble and will most probably be part of Google history soon. Since the departure of Vic Gundotra, new features have been added here and there to separate Google services from Google Plus but nothing imminently spelling the word ‘doom’ for the social network.
However, recently current Google Plus chief Dave Besbris sat down with Re/Code. Besbris explained that Google Plus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. According to him, the rumors are just that… rumors. The company is “very happy with the progress of Google Plus.”
The main purpose of the social network was to make users happy and not to cater to the same crowd as other social networks. Google Plus hence, was never meant to compete with Facebook, Twitter and so on. Google Plus gives satisfaction to a certain part of users that doesn’t see the light of day on websites like Facebook i.e. having intellectual conversations and not be bombarded with controversies!
Besbris further enunciated that there is no end game for Google Plus.
I don’t think of it as an end game, I think we’re in social — like we’re in everything at Google — for the long haul. We said this at the beginning of the company, we make long-term bets, we make long-term decisions. Social is a whole aspect of computing, much like any other area you would imagine at Google. Behind every one of these screens is a user, it’s an actual person. People are social creatures, they want to share things, they want to learn from each other, they want to ask questions. That’s really important for us as a company how we can deliver on that.”
For the full interview, visit Re/Code’s website!
Source: Android Authority