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Shoelace App: 11 Things to Know About Google’s New Social Network

William White

The Shoelace app is Google’s next attempt at creating a social network.

Shoelace App: 11 Things to Know About Google's New Social Network

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Here’s what to know about the Shoelace app.

  • Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG,GOOGL) Google is taking a different approach to social networking this time around by focusing on the trees instead of the forest.
  • The company’s new social networking app works to connect local users together for events and activities.
  • The idea here is that it will make it easier for users to connect and meet up with others that share similar interest with them.
  • For example, users that enjoy taking their dogs out for walks could all meet up at a certain time and perform the tasks together.
  • It would also make it easier to plan for larger events in certain areas.
  • This could include getting a group of people together to all attend a local concert or check out a sporting event.
  • Unfortunately, the Shoelace app is still only in its early testing phase.
  • This means that it isn’t available in most areas.
  • In fact, Google notes that the app is currently only up for use in the New York City area.
  • The app is currently available on devices running Android 8.0, iOS 11, or newer versions of these operating systems.
  • That’s easy enough for Android users, but iOS users will note that the app requires a Google account for use.

You can head over here to learn more about what the Shoelace app has to offer.

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