Google Plus seems to be all over the news at present. The search engine giant has chosen a diversified approach for Google+. One of the latest developments saw a post from Shana Gitnik of the Google+ Photos team, revealing a new feature for Google+ users. This feature notes that a Google+ user can now record a video with the help of a webcam. This means that one can now eliminate the need to create a video elsewhere and then import it.
The process is real quick and anyone can work this feature out. Basically, there is no wastage of time, which is the most important point. Shana has explained the feature as below:
Google+ has long been the place to share and interact with video — Whether it’s using Hangouts with your friends or watching YouTube videos. Today we’re making video a bit more fun by letting you record and share videos of yourself using your webcam. To get started, click the video icon in the share box and choose Record Video. Once you’ve authorized Flash to access your camera, you can start recording. And once you’re done, the video appears as an attachment to your post — ready to share with your circles.
This might have made it easy for users of Google+ to share videos easily, but many techies are still criticizing Google to push deeper into the personal space. The thought might be that just an instant status update is not enough, when people want to share and express a lot. For the same visual reason, one saw the Hangout playing an important part of Google+ development. But this feature seems to be just another trick to pull in visitors.
From a user's point of view, it would definitely save time. However, the question is, how many would actually switch over to Google+ for an instant video make-and-upload. There is a possibility that many would like to use it, but its usage would really be of help, when the activeness on Google+ rises. This means that Google is working on a platform, rather than promoting Google+.