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February 27, 2013

Google adds Google+ sign-in smarts

Meant to simplify things for third party apps and websites

By CBR Staff Writer

Google has said that its users can now use Google+ accounts to sign into third party apps and websites using their credentials from its social networking site.

Google said: "Whether you’re building an app for Android, iOS or the web, users can now sign in to your app with Google, and bring along their Google+ info for an upgraded experience."

"It’s simple, it’s secure, and it prohibits social spam. And we’re just getting started," the company said.

Google said that to sign in with Google+, users can use the same log-in information they use to sign in to Gmail, YouTube, or any other social network service, as well as Chrome. Users can now install the mobile app on their Android device upon signing in to a developer’s website with Google+.

The company said Google+ doesn’t let apps spray updates all over the stream, and app activity will only appear when it’s relevant.

Google+, which was launched in 2011, had over 500 million users as of December 2012.

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