Google+: 3.4 billion photos uploaded

Google+ has seen 3.4 billion photo uploads in 100 days

Google+ has seen 3.4billion photographs uploaded to the site in just 100 days since opening to the public.

The figure was revealed by Google's head of social, Vic Gundotra, who was speaking at the annual Web 2.0 summit.

Photographs can be uploaded to Google+ via Picasa, Android uploads or directly through the website. Google+ now has more than 40 million members, however, it has not been revealed how many of those are active.

More than 6 billion photos are posted to Facebook every month, which has 800 million members. 100 billion photos are apparently stored on its servers, making it the biggest image sharing service in the world.

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Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, speaking at the event said there was room for both Facebook and Google+ to exist.

Google+ was unveiled earlier in the year, but went through a long period of closed beta testing, requiring users to have an invite to join the service, before finally going public on September 20th.

While in closed beta, Google+ notched up an impressive 25 million users, but by September 15th, posts had fallen by 41%, with doubters suggesting the service may go the way of the doomed Google Buzz.

Facebook meanwhile, continues to grow and recently launched Timeline, which collates your past photos, stories, links and more into a summary on your profile page.

Via The Telegraph

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.