Chrome for iOS gets direct sharing to Google+ and more

Chrome for iOS gets direct sharing to Google+ and more
Google is always pleased with itself when it can leapfrog Apple and bring an expected feature to market first. We saw this before with Google's 3D Maps, and we're seeing it again now with some new sharing options in Chrome for iOS. It's been known for a while that iOS 6 is getting Facebook integration, which will allow users to share directly to the popular social network, but Chrome gotten that feature now, ahead of the iOS 6 release. 

Chrome for iOS has just been updated to bring direct sharing not only to Facebook, but also to Twitter, Google+, and e-mail. Twitter and e-mail are nothing really interesting for iOS users, as those have been built into the system, but Facebook is one that hasn't quite made it yet, and Google+ is one that is almost certainly never going to see integration in iOS. 

Google likes to support its own products (much like every other company on the planet), so adding the Google+ sharing option makes sense after the company updated the iOS Google+ app to open links in Google Chrome. Of course, Apple's restrictions on web browsers make it pretty difficult for iOS devs to make a browser that performs as well as Safari, so it's hard to say if these added features mean much. 

Still, if you want to try out Google Chrome for iOS, it's available for free in the iTunes App Store



2. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

maybe how i see it, but facebook is way more popular and google+ was a hole on the water, please thumb me down or up to prove me right or wrong. thank you!

3. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

g+ is good for business people who use gmail for all their interactions with their clients. however, it is not suitable for me, a teen, since only about a dozen of my friends use G+, compared to about 150 on facebook. Thus, the biggest problem with G+ is inertia, ie getting people on it, and to make them stick with G+

4. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I really like G+, I would use it more often if I had a data plan on my unlocked phone. Despite so many users being on it, there are still more people who's using Facebook and not use G+ at all. Which is pretty sad, G+ has a lot of offer.

5. whoisnetworkdood

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

ok, but now you can share to multiple options. Better than just one option only.

1. poojaroy

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

thats good news

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