Google+ has seen 400 million people sign up to use the service in just over a year, theinquirer.net reports.
Making the announcement on a Google+ page, Google SVP Vic Gundotra explained that the social network has passed the 400 million mark – with around a quarter of those users thought to log on every month.
As is customary, Gundotra stopped short of calling Google+ a “social network”, instead referring to it as a “destination” instead. Others, however, have been happy to refer to it as such – with many brands targeting Google plus marketing for their social media campaigns.
The post, as republished on theregister.co.uk, reads: “”This week we… hit an important milestone – over 400,000,000 people have upgraded to Google+.
“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. While Google+ is all about creating a better experience across Google, it’s also a destination. And here too, I’m happy to report that we have just crossed 100,000,000 monthly active users on Google+ (plus.google.com and mobile app).”
The most recent announcement has done little to quell those who still see Google+ as something of a “ghost town”, with the admission that only a quarter of the users signed up for accounts are actually active on the site prompting many to suggest that the site may not be as successful as Google would like everyone to believe.