Yesterday Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra has announced that Google social network Google+ has 400 million members.
Gundotra posted the news on his Google+ profile today, adding that Google+ also has 100 million monthly active users — if you count in the mobile app.
“This week we also hit an important milestone–over 400,000,000 people have upgraded to Google+. It was only a year ago that we opened public sign-up, and we couldn’t have imagined that so many people would join in just 12 months. While Google+ is all about creating a better experience across Google, it’s also a destination. And here too, I’m happy to report that we have just crossed 100,000,000 monthly active users on Google+ (plus.google.com and mobile app),” posted by Gundotra.
For comparison, Google+’s biggest competitor, Facebook, had 845 million montly active users few months before.
Of course, the methodology of counting active users between the two companies may differ, but judging by these numbers, Facebook is currently approximately 9 times bigger than Google+.
That may sound like a big advantage for Facebook, but one also has to take into account that it took Facebook several years to reach 100 million active users, while Google+ managed to do that within 12 months.