Google Play reviews will now integrate your Google+ profile
| by Nishtha Kanal |
In an attempt to improve the quality of comments received on the Play Store, Google has made it necessary for users to post app and game reviews from their Google+ account. This will totally rid the store of anonymously posted reviews, making users attach their real names and associated data with the content they post.
Google Play integrates Google+ Profiles for reviews
Only last week, YouTube had announced in a post that users will soon have the option to link their YouTube channel with their Google+ page. It said that it would now be possible for the user to set his or her channel name as his Google identity. The post also mentioned that the advanced Google+ page management features that allow up to 50 people to manage a single Google+ page, or one person to manage up to 50 Google+ pages, will work for channels that have been linked with Google+ pages. Google has been trying this option with Google Analytics, YouTube Creators, etc., and is planning to roll this feature out to all creators in the weeks to come.
The necessity of Google to weave interaction on all their websites under Google+ has drawn mixed reviews. While Google claims this is an attempt to make connecting with the user’s audience simple, some have termed this a ‘devious’ method to get to use Google+.
The Apple Store has a username system that makes it difficult for users to post phony reviews. Even though Apple's attempt to go social had failed with Ping, Google+ might change the game altogether. What is important to remember here is that when you use a Google product, you have a profile already.
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