Google is looking to integrate their popular blogging platform called ‘blogger’ aka ‘BlogSpot’ with Google+. It seems that Google’s trying to integrate all their popular social services with Google+. Whether this move is profitable or not; only time will decide. However, we’re quite sure that integration of blogger and Google+ will give BlogSpot users a reason to check out Google+. This also means that Google+ will have additional features like ‘blog this’ and blogger profiles could be replaced by Google+ profiles.
When you edit your Blogger profile, Blogger shows a message at the top of the page that says: “Connect Blogger to Google+: Use your Google profile and get access to upcoming Google+ features on Blogger“. Unfortunately, the links seem to be broken, but both URLs reference profile switching.
The message was spotted first Alex Chitu of the unofficial Google news source, Google Operating System. Chitu says it’s obvious that Blogger profiles will be discontinued and replaced by Google Profiles – the profiles which are now used by the Google+ social network.
It’s obvious that Blogger profiles will be discontinued and replaced by Google Profiles, but it’s not clear how Blogger will integrate with Google+. Maybe Blogger posts will automatically trigger Google+ posts and Blogger/Google+ comments will be synchronized. Friend Connect will be discontinued and Google+ could replace it. Friend Connect’s goal was to “help site owners easily provide social features for their visitors. Users gain the ability to sign in to, make friends on, and interact with your site, making it more social and more dynamic”. It wasn’t successful, but Google+ has a better chance to make Blogger more social.
There are rumors that Google is actually reviewing this policy and may soon allow nicknames on Google+. If they do, they’ll have a fair chance of competing with Facebook – the current social networking giant.
We’d like to ask our readers whether they think integration of popular Google services with the G+ platform is a good move or not.