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Google Plus (stylized as Google ) is an internet based social network that is owned and operated by Google.The service, Google's fourth foray into social networking, experienced strong growth in its initial years, although usage statistics have varied, depending on how the service is defined.You Tube comments no longer appeared on Google or vice versa.On November 18, 2015, Google unveiled a significant redesign of Google ; the new interface places a larger focus on the Communities and Collections functionality in an effort to narrow the service's scope into interest-based networking.In an interview with Steven Levy published on May 28, 2015, Horowitz said that Google was about to undergo a "huge shift" that would better reflect how the service is actually used.
A Google User profile is a publicly visible account of a user that is attached to many Google properties.
In February 2014, The New York Times likened Google to a ghost town, citing Google stats of 540 million "monthly active users", but noting that almost half don't visit the site.
The company replied that the significance of Google was less as a Facebook competitor than as a means of gathering and connecting user information from Google's various services.
Three Google executives have overseen the service, which has undergone substantial changes leading to a redesign in November 2015.
Google is the company's fourth foray into social networking, following Google Buzz (launched 2010, retired in 2011), Google Friend Connect (launched 2008, retired by March 1, 2012), and Orkut (launched in 2004, as of 2013). Features included the ability to post photos and status updates to the stream or interest based communities, group different types of relationships (rather than simply "friends") into Circles, a multi-person instant messaging, text and video chat called Hangouts, events, location tagging, and the ability to edit and upload photos to private cloud-based albums.