Google plus dating commercial
Three Google executives have overseen the service, which has undergone substantial changes leading to a redesign in November 2015.
Google is the company's fourth foray into social networking, following Google Buzz (launched 2010, retired in 2011), Google Friend Connect (launched 2008, retired by March 1, 2012), and Orkut (launched in 2004, as of 2013). Features included the ability to post photos and status updates to the stream or interest based communities, group different types of relationships (rather than simply "friends") into Circles, a multi-person instant messaging, text and video chat called Hangouts, events, location tagging, and the ability to edit and upload photos to private cloud-based albums.
In February 2014, The New York Times likened Google to a ghost town, citing Google stats of 540 million "monthly active users", but noting that almost half don't visit the site.
The company replied that the significance of Google was less as a Facebook competitor than as a means of gathering and connecting user information from Google's various services.
e Harmony is the first service within the online dating industry to use a scientific approach to matching highly compatible singles.