Google+ Goes Public and Rolls Out New Features

Google Plus has been live since late June and after being invite-only for nearly three months, Google+ has gone public so that anyone can signup. Many features have been implemented to improve the social network since launching, Google’s +Vic Gundotra wrote, “We’re ready to move from field trial to beta, and introduce our 100th feature: open signups.” Today’s update also comes with big improvements to Google+ Hangouts, including the ability to use them on Android devices (version 2.3 and higher). It also includes search, which is a hybrid of content shared on Google+ and results from around the web. “Just type what you’re looking for into the Google+ search box, and we’ll return relevant people and posts, as well as popular content from around the web,” Gundotra wrote.