TechCrunch article The Google-owned social media company has announced that it will offer the ability for users to edit and share their own content, as part of a move aimed at making the world’s largest search engine more open to users.
“We’re always looking for ways to help people be more creative and to make their own posts, and we’re making this a part of Google+ for everyone,” Google spokesperson J.P. Morgan told TechCrunch in an email.
The company has also recently announced plans to make it easier to use Google+ to publish content to YouTube, Google+ Groups, and Google+ Photos.
The move comes just a few weeks after Facebook and Twitter announced plans for a similar collaboration, which Google is said to be keen to take advantage of.
Facebook’s new partnership with Google will allow users to create content, and then share it in a way that allows other users to comment on it.
While Facebook and Google will share a lot of information about their platforms, Facebook says that its algorithms will be used to improve the quality of the content it’s displaying.
In the case of Facebook, that means that users will see more of their friends’ content on their feed, which could in turn mean that more users can see more original content.
“The goal is to give you more opportunity to create your own content,” said Google+ VP of Product Adam Bain in a post on the company’s blog.
“With more content on Facebook and a much larger community of people, it makes more sense to share your work with others.”
Users will be able to edit content as they like and share it with friends and family, as well as with other users, though the latter option will require a sign-in with Facebook, a feature that’s being rolled out on Android devices.
Facebook also revealed a feature for Google+ that allows people to edit the content they see on other sites, but will not allow users who are in Google+ Profile to post that content directly.
Facebook will also begin allowing users to upload content from the app, though this feature will not be available to users in the US.
Google+ has seen a steady rise in popularity in recent years as the search engine has become increasingly popular.
As of October, the social network had over a billion users.