Today, with so many blogs out there on the Internet, commenting is a way to make your voice heard. When Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) launched its own commenting system which can be integrated to third-party websites, the social network’s commenting system became very popular. In fact, many popular blogs out there use Facebook’s commenting system. If Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) can have its share of commenting system, then why not Google? That’s why, starting from today, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is allowing Blogger users to integrate Google+ comments on their blogs.
For now, users will need to enable this feature through Blogger’s Dashboard. Of course, this is completely optional, and only those users who want this functionality should enable it from their dashboard.
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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) says that there are certain advantages of enabling this commenting system. Blogger will display discussions on Google+ that are related to a user’s post. “For example, if there’s a public Google+ discussion about one of your blog entries, those comments and replies will also appear on your Blogger blog. This way you can engage with more of your readers, all in one place.”
Your blog readers also have the option to comment publicly or privately to their circles on Google+. When your readers browse the blog comments, they can view all of them, or from only those from the people in their circles. There’s a small toggle provided to switch between all, or only from user’s Google+ circles.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s own announcement post serves as a proof of how useful this could be, with a total of more than 1,000 comments. The integration looks really slick, with a superb simple UI.
If this seems interesting, and if you want to get started, then visit the Google+ tab of your Blogger Dashboard, and check “Use Google+ Comments.” That’s all you need to do to enable Google+ comments on Blogger.