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Google completing the circle

With Google’s rebrand, the launch of their social network, and integration of each service into the other for a complete, seamless Google experience, the company releases integration and features bit by bit, flexing their muscle over other social networking sites.

Over the next few days, Google will be rolling Google+ features into Gmail, allowing users to add to their circles directly from their email accounts and sharing any pictures sent or received directly from Gmail to Google+.

Now, when a picture appears in an email, you can view, download or share, and if you receive an email from a Gmail user who is also a Google+ user, you can add them to your Google+ circles from your Gmail and even see their latest status update in the right side of the email.

Additionally, Gmail is integrating Google+ into its contacts application as any updates that users make to their personal information on their Google+ pages will automatically sync up with the contact information you have for them in your Gmail contacts folder.

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Gmail’s recent redesign saw mixed reviews, but most mainstream users are accepting the changes and moving forward, as many have used Gmail for a decade now. As the features of each service roll into one another, the Google experience is becoming more seamless and with its user base, it has a chance at being the long term contender in the social network arena over the flash in the pan options is stands next to.

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Marti Trewe reports on business and technology news, chasing his passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to stay well informed in the fast paced 140-character world. Marti rarely sleeps and thrives on reader news tips, especially about startups and big moves in leadership.

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