A senior Google executive says India’s government is moving to roll out two major social networks in the country in the next three months, including the popular mobile phone and video-sharing app Google+.
India’s Information Technology (IT) Ministry said on Tuesday it is inviting all the relevant ministries to work out a “framework” to introduce these two services in 2018.
Google+ was launched in India in 2010, and the video-messaging app WhatsApp has also been launched there.
In India, Google+ users can post messages or share content with each other via a messaging app and also connect with others on the platform, such as sharing their news, personal information and travel plans.
The other major platform, Facebook, which was launched a decade ago, has been in India since the mid-2000s.
However, Facebook has been slow to catch on in the nation, despite it having an impressive user base and growing revenues.
India’s internet is slow, and it has not seen a significant rise in mobile phone subscriptions or users.