As Google+ aims for a larger, more engaged user base, the service continues to add interactive features to the network. As part of these efforts Google+ has introduced SoundCloud embeds for Google+ posts. Now when you share any SoundCloud URL to Google+, a widget will appear that allows you to play the sound directly within Google+. Facebook has supported SoundCloud embeds for some time now. Artists like Pearl Jam, Snoop Lion, and Armin Van Buuren have already embedded sounds onto their Google+ profiles, using the hashtags #soundcloudplus and #summersound:
Post embeds are not SoundCloud’s first collaboration with Google+. In May SoundCloud introduced integration with Google+ Sign-In so users could login to the service using their Google+ accounts.
In May, Google revamped its social network, incorporating a responsive, multi-column design, large media displays, colorful animations, and hashtags. If Google continues to innovate as it has this year, it is believed Google+ could overtake Facebook by 2016. This is something I’d love to see, as the cluttered and profits nature of Facebook can be tiring.
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