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July 5, 2011

Google Tests Google+ for Domains

A reader of this blog spotted some interface elements which show that Google+ will be available in Google Apps.
I discovered it by accident: I was logged into Google+ with my Google Account and into my Google Apps account as secondary, with multiple sign-on. For some reason Google decided to log me off all my Google accounts. At that point, I made the initial login with my Google Apps account and secondary with my Google Account. I was unaware that Google+ was open on another tab. I tried to reshare something publicly, and was confused that it was saying Paralaus where it should be saying Public. Picking that options told me that only "People on Paralaus can find and view" my post. It was then that I realized I was able to use Google+ with my Google Apps account in a hybrid mode where I was not fully logged in but some elements were available; almost as a preview.


Right now, there's no support for Buzz or Profiles in Google Apps, but that should change in the near future. Google's John Costigan confirmed this: "We're actively working on making Profiles (and Google+) available for Google Apps - it should be available in the coming months."

Google+ is a very important project for Google, so it will improve rapidly and it will no longer require invitations. Some speculate that Google+ will be available for everyone at the end of the month.

{ Thanks, Ufuk. }

22 comments:

  1. "We're actively working on making Profiles (and Google+) available for Google Apps - it should be available in the coming months."

    Sadly, we've heard this before and it was a lie - Buzz and Profiles were both promised in Google blogs to be coming "in a few weeks". A year later, we're still waiting.
    Googles paying customers will be the last to get access to Google+ (if they ever do).

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  2. Also, if Blogger's going to become part of plus, I really hope that they get this profiles situation fixed before then so that I can continue to post to my blog.

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  3. This would surely come.
    Buzz didn't make enough buzz to actually get ported to Google Apps. Anyways it wasn't actually worth as a business model.
    Google profile too, many were skeptical to even actually create their profile.

    But Google+ changes everything, it would be a great company network. And the combination of social and professional should be well tied off in Google+.

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  4. As mentioned above the previous apps perhaps werent big enough to warrant adding them to google apps but now that google is really pushing google+ they have no other choice imo.

    Its tiring to have multiple accounts no matter that you can get emails via pop or secondary accounts etc

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  5. months?! ok then! months that i'll continue to stay at facebook.

    it should be available right at the moment that g+ will open to public!

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  6. How about that they will make yourname.plus

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  7. Lets hope it's not yet another hollow promise like this one (more than one year has past): http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/02/google-buzz-coming-soon-for-businesses.html

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  8. as an Apps user I noticed some weirdness like this in last 24 hours also!

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  9. You know you can just make a gmail account right? Just because you have a google apps account doesn't mean that's the email you have to use everywhere.

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  10. @Anon: You cannot ask 80 users to create temporary Google Accounts, inform each other and their contacts of them, to then revert the whole process in 6 months, and lose all context.

    Next to this, I find it pretty annoying that Google display this audacious statement to mobile users:
    Google+ Help
    Error: Admin disabled
    It looks like your domain administrator has disabled access to Google Profiles for your organisation. If you think this is a mistake, you can get in touch with your admin. (And if you need help convincing them, try giving them a box of chocolates.)

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  11. where google + can be " go public " ?

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  12. Some speculate that Google+ will be available for everyone at the end of the month.

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  13. Hopefully google+ will be made public as soon as possible, I hardly be able to find my friends there, most of them are waiting for invitations

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  14. would you send me google+ invitation :P

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  15. I am hoping that google+ will be publicly soon.
    can't wait for too long.

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  16. Well, still waiting and waiting...

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  17. ...and WAITING. Google really fracked this one up. The simple solution would be to let google apps administrators opt in if they want. That would make all of us single-person-personal-domain users of google apps happy, while causing no trouble for corp google apps customers. Make it so NOW Google!

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  18. Still waiting. Google sucks. I'm going to Facebook.

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  19. Google sucks not having apps support. Did all of their engineers go to Facebook and there are no developers left.

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  20. Never thought the day I would prefer Microsoft, Apple or Facebook over Google would come... but I am so disgusted about Google with the lack of Apps support for Google+. It has been over nine months now!!!

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  21. Same here - Just about one month later from Anonymous' post above... same situation.

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