The fact that Facebook users have been inundated with new features, layouts and other changes to the social networking platform and are becoming rather fatigued with the lack of consistency would make many suspect that it Google+ would benefit, but experts are saying that this is not the case.
Over the last three months, there have been at least 14 new official features added to Facebook, including a new photo viewer, video chats, comments features, and an overhaul to the news feed. This wasn’t long after the photo facial recognition feature was introduced, followed by a new design for the user profiles.
At the same time that all of these new features started to be introduced at a hyperactive rate, Google+ had its debut. Now, after three months of rapid changes and updates to Facebook, Google+ has made itself available to all users who wish to join.
That said, the actions of the two social networking platforms appear to have very little to do with one another. Though it may appear that Facebook has been swamping users with new features in order to boost its popularity and establish itself in the new playing field that Google+ has created, this is not likely to be the case.
Facebook has been planning the changes that it has made for months before Google+ had received even the slightest bit of attention online. The difference isn’t that there is a new social networking platform, but is instead that Facebook has simply improved its ability to use the tech press and draw attention to itself on its own platform so that the changes that it has made are more noticeable.