Google+ is getting some integration with Gmail, with early users pumping out suggestions. Read them and add your own in the comments below.
is getting changes in the early going, but what will they be?
Google+ overseer Vic Gundotra, a
popular vice president of engineering for the company
, piqued the interest of the new social
network's users July 11, promising changes would come this week, a mere two
weeks after its launch.
Gundotra's comment is intended to address criticism of the service, he could
have also been referring to the ongoing integration of Google+ across the
company's Web services.
Striebeck, Google's engineering manager for Gmail, reported on Google+ July 10
that Google is already working on
integrating Google+ into Gmail
As Google's core e-mail application with some 200 million users, Gmail is a
logical place for the search engine to begin integrating the new service.
all, it was Gmail that served as the foundation for the ill-fated Google Buzz
social service (although Gmail wasn't the problem with Buzz), and Gmail could
certainly benefit from integration with Google+.
put the following questions to Google+ users, via a Google Docs' spreadsheet survey form
e-mail features would make it easier to interact with Google+?
could we integrate Google+ features into Gmail?
can we integrate social concepts in Gmail to make the email experience
received some solid suggestions from early Google+ users, with the most basic asking
that users be able to post content to Google+ from Gmail, as well as read
comments that others leave on those posts from Gmail.
Chris Rossini suggested
: "If I receive an e-mail, and the
sender has a Google+ acct setup...it would be great to have an 'Add to Circles'
button under the People section of the right sidebar."
Andres M. Trianon was a little more
, looking for Google+
to be the center of his Google experience for Gmail and Google Docs:
make it so that I never need to leave the Google+ Interface: Notification of
e-mails on my Google+ Bar. Sending emails from the Google+ Interface. Uploading
Files straight to Docs or Gmail (for future attachments or filing) straight
from my Google+ Interface."
everyone is so sure Google should be so quick to begin Gmail integration with
Google+, particularly when there are business-oriented services such as Google
Apps to consider in the mix.
Google+ user Steve Woods noted
that, as employers start provisioning
Gmail addresses through Google Apps, "some of us are also going to have access
to yet another G+ account through work. I simply can't tie my work-based Gmail
to this G+ account, and I don't want to use my personal Gmail at work...."
that end, Woods asked for the ability to add multiple Gmail addresses (including
work and personal aliases) to his to Google+ account, then tie Gmail messages
sent to those personal and professional accounts to a Circle(s) for work-based
content management. "I can then simply bypass creation of that second G+
account for work altogether."
wants to know what features users want
to see in the possible Google+/Gmail integration.