Google Adds Meme Generator & Hashtag Auto Complete To Google+

Today Google announced the addition of two new features to Google+.  One of the features is quite helpful and time saving, the other … not so much.

Hashtag Autocomplete

The first item coming to Google + is an auto-complete feature for hashtags.  This will allow popular hashtags to appear when a user enters the ‘#’ symbol.. This looks quite similar to auto-complete for search, and can be seen in the included video clip.

Meme Generator

The second feature that is being added is a built in meme generator for user photos.  In case you have been living under a digital rock, a meme is a viral concept (usually silly) that users adopt across the internet.  Most memes coming in picture form, and Google+ is now looking to capitalize on this.

In order to create a meme, a user must simply add a photo to Google+, clicking “add text” and save.  This could replace the existing meme generators, or simply annoy all the Google+ visitors with an influx of meme related content.

Here is a close up of the hashtag auto-complete:

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And are my thoughts on Google+ meme creation – in meme format:

For more information see the Google+ post on the new features.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Google | Google: Google +1 | Google: Google+ | Social Media Marketing: Hashtags

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About The Author: is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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  • Sean Birkholtz

    As much as it will, no doubt, cause some annoyance – I think that it’s not so much a tool as it is  a way in which user-created-and-rated memes can go viral, and we’ll definately see users posting worthy links within their other SM profiles which I believe could dramatically increase upstream visits to G+

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