Story about Google Plus Icon
Google Plus is the social networking service that no one used, ever. You probably made a Google+ profile at some point and then, like the millions of others, left it in the cold. Once upon a time, Google+ tried to go up against social media behemoths Facebook and Twitter—and we all know how that one ended.
In 2011, Google+ was launched as Google’s fourth attempt at a social networking service; its equally unknown predecessors were Google Buzz (2010–2011), Google Friend Connect (2008–2012), and Orkut (2004–2014). Google+ offered to group our friends into ‘Circles’ in order to filter our privacy by limiting the people who sees our posts to a certain set of friends. Turns out, we don’t like privacy and there is a pressing need for everyone to see multiple photos of one baby. Welcome to the internet, G+! This is where people need all the validation they could get, even from strangers.
The official Google+ logo today comprises of a capital ‘G+’ written in Google’s Product Sans typeface, with a bright red background.
Here’s the Icons8 version of it:
There are also icons for the following Google creations:
- Google Drive
- Google Alerts
- Google Earth
- Google Play