Google+ update to allow pseudonyms

Google+ is set for major updates, including the ability to use pseudonyms on the site.

Google+ update to allow pseudonyms

Within the next few days, the social network will get Google Docs built in and be able to link Apps accounts to the system. There will also be better integration with Google’s search, said head of engineering Vic Gundotra.

The site will eventually also allow the use of pseudonyms, after Google’s “real name” policy angered users and privacy campaigners.

However, Google didn’t say when that change would happen, and said those registered with fake names may be stuck with limited accounts.

The Electronic Frontiers Foundation claimed the decision as a “victory”.

“Though it is not yet clear what those features will look like, we are cautiously optimistic that Google+ will do the right thing to ensure that all of its users feel free to express themselves on the site,” the campaign group said.

Google said 40 million people had signed up to the social network so far.

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