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Google+ achieves 400 million users, 100 million 'active' in just 12 months

Google+ celebrates 400m users, 100m active in just 12 months since its launch

Trace Hagan | Sep 17, 2012 at 02:31 pm CDT (0 mins, 47 secs reading time)

Google is excited by the latest numbers coming in from Google+. It seems they have managed to sign up 400 million users in just 12 months, something Google never expected to happen. They also are celebrating 100 million "active" users, though their method of calculating active Google+ users is a bit wacky.

Google+ achieves 400 million users, 100 million 'active' in just 12 months |

"It was only a year ago that we opened public sign-up, and we couldn't have imagined that so many people would join in just 12 months," said Vic Gundotra, senior vice president of engineering at Google, in a post. "While Google+ is all about creating a better experience across Google, it's also a destination."

The way Google calculates users of Google+ is a bit skewed. Basically, if a user signs into a product related with Google+, such as YouTube, Google Play, or Google Search, they are counted as an active user. So even if they aren't using any Google+ features, they are still counted as an active user.

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Trace Hagan


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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