Google+: everything you need to know

What it is, how you can get it and what it means for Google

Google Plus

Google has announced a new project, Google+. And it's a big one.

If you're confused about what it is and how it might fit into you life, read on to find out more, plus we've got full details on the services, when you can sign up and what it means for Facebook, Twitter and more.

What is Google+?

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At a basic level, Google+ (or Google Plus) is an attempt by Google to reinvent the social network on mobile and one the web. Google+ is based completely around the concept of sharing – not just links and photos, but also to get interesting info sent to you as well as participating in video chats.