At least for a while, users availing the real-time updates from Twitter, Facebook, and FriendFeed on Google will not be able to do so.  According to a report on Yahoo! News, the search giant has shut down, albeit temporarily, this particular feature.

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In a Twitter post, the Google Realtime team stated that they are trying to include the newly launched social tool, Google+ into their feature, and hence they decided to pull the plug on the Realtime updates feature. And that it'll remain so, till they work out a way with Google+ integrated.

Google+ is the search giant's latest attempt at going social. Unveiled recently, Google+ caught the fancy of the user, so much so that every tech enthusiast out there vied for a Google+ invitation. Now with Google looking at integrating its own social tool, it remains to be seen what happens to good old Facebook and Twitter.

Publish date: July 5, 2011 4:40 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:07 pm

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