During Google’s Q4 2011 financial results today, CEO Larry Page announced that the company has been able to pull in over 90 million Google+ users thus far. Great news indeed for them, especially when you factor in that Google+ went live to the public only four short months ago. Still, the figure provided by Google still doesn’t comes close to the speculated 800 million active Facebook users out there – then again, it’s still perceived to be a great accomplishment considering its rapid increase of users.
Since July of 2011, Google boasted that they’ve been able to implement at the very least, one new feature to Google+ each day since then – with the most recent one being able to play YouTube videos directly within the service. However, there’s no arguing that Google+ still requires some additional work and focus in order to come close to the wealth of social interaction seen with its main rival.
Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Social at Google, said about the accomplishment, “Four months ago, when we opened to the public, we were not sure what kind of reception we would receive. Your feedback has helped us build this service, and we can’t thank you enough for your enthusiastic support.”