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(Updated) Official: Blogger and Google Plus Update

Well here's an update for you. Yesterday, we posted about possible Blogger and G+ integration.

Then, Blogger PM Chang Kim popped up on Google+ to give us the following info:

Hey folks I'm a PM on Blogger. We are very eager to continue bringing improvements to Blogger and got a little ahead of ourselves. We will have details to share very soon. Also let me clarify that this change will be completely optional when launched -you won't have to do ANYTHING if you don't like to use your Google+ profile on Blogger and want to keep blogging under your Blogger handle.

THEN the Official Blogger Blog came out with this:

Today we’re excited to announce the first way you will be able to leverage Google+ -- by making it possible to replace your Blogger profile with your Google+ profile. 

In addition to giving your readers a more robust and familiar sense of who you are, your social connections will see your posts in their Google search results with an annotation that you've shared the post.
Plus, bloggers who switch will automatically get access to the Google+ integrations we’ll be rolling out in the future.

If you blog under a pseudonym and you don’t want to connect your common name with your blog, this integration may not work for you. That’s why we’ve made it completely optional to switch.

This option is available for all users today in our testing ground, Blogger in Draft, and will be accessible from in the coming weeks. 

If you have a Google+ account and would like to replace your Blogger profile with your Google+ profile, log into and click “Get started” on the promotion message, pictured below, or click here to get started right away.


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