In Twitter, a message can be sent only when both the sender and receiver follow each other. So, how good it would be if we can communicate with people whom WE JUST KNOW as a mutual friend? At the same time our personal information should not be revealed, unless we decide to be a direct friend of them. Google’s Engineers thought in the same way and we now have this new feature of Chatting with mutual friends in Google Plus.
In short this means that any one in any of your circle can chat with us, but our email addresses will be kept unknown. Cool isn’t it? Face book too has a similar feature of chatting with mutual Face book friends. But Google has gone a step further by allowing us to connect with mutual friends when we use any of these following applications. iGoogle, Orkut, Google Plus, Gmail chat and the talk client.
Can this be seen as a progressive move? Yes and No. Children and teenagers will now get a chance to talk with more friends whom they JUST KNOW. There are very high chances of this being misused. Still it’s a Yes for a professional who is looking to connect with a not so well known possible partner/potential client.