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Next step, Friends+Me Chrome extension

Friends+Me helps countless Google users to focus on the creation of great content and saves an impressive amount of time while doing so. Not an easy task to do.

To make use of Friends+Me as easy as humanly possible was always my priority. My goal is to deliver an easy to use cross platform experience to every single Google+ user with no exceptions. Big dream, real challenge.

It’s an enormous task for me as a single founder to maintain, deliver and keep the multi-browser user experience on an acceptable level and I cannot accept the current state any longer. Friends+Me must be a pleasure to use.

Those are the main reasons why I've finally decided to focus more on user experience and why the next Friends+Me development phase will focus on creation of a Friends+Me Google Chrome extension which will help to deliver a faster, more stable, richer and user-friendlier Google+ experience to everyone.

This step will further increase symbiosis of Google+ and Friends+Me to the benefit of all users.

So what can you look forward to?

The First generation of the Friends+Me Chrome Extension will help you to share links and new posts from anywhere on the web. In this phase, you can think of the extension as a cooler, much faster and richer brother of the +1 button. You’ll love it!


Friends+Me Extension share URL in action

The Second generation of the extension will help you to manage drafts of new posts, schedule posts for your Google+ profiles, pages and communities and all your other connected social media accounts.

Third generation turns the Friends+Me extension into a fully featured social media management system that will help you to manage posts for all social accounts you connect to your Friends+Me profile. Not only you’ll be able to schedule posts for all accounts but also to manage comments and user interactions from one place.

The Fourth generation? Something amazing will happen :)

Why all of this?

You are an important part of Friends+Me success and you deserve every help I can provide to help you to focus on what’s important: life.

Thank you all!

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Schedule posts for Google+ Profiles and Collections without the browser running all the time!

I am happy to announce that Google+ team has taken another step in the right direction and made it possible to publish to Google+ profiles and collections to all Google+ partners.

So from now on, Friends+Me users are going to be able to schedule and publish posts for Google+ profiles and collections without the need to keep the browser with the Friends+Me extension up and running all the time!

We've almost lost all hopes but it's finally here! How cool is that!

All you have to do is to reconnect your already connected Google+ Profile and Page accounts to enable this new feature. How to reconnect account? The feature will be automatically enabled for all accounts you'll connect from now on.

There's a catch. The extended Google+ API do not support publishing to Google Apps profiles, only vanilla Google profiles are supported at the moment. Google+ team promised to remove this limitation soon.

Let me know what you think of this new feature.
Enjoy :)

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