After Google+, Google is Working on Another Social Network

Google’s taking another crack at building a social network

"Meeting new people is more fun when you have more in common", according to the app's dedicated website.

Yet, Google has not had much success with social networks.

It seems Google isn't done with social networks.

If we look back, we will find that Google has failed every time in an attempt to create a social network.

And if you are wondering, 'why that name?', per the website, "the whole premise of Shoelace is to tie people together based on their interests - like two laces on a shoe". In other words, the app's offerings will only be as rich and varied as the activities - or "Loops" - in which its community expresses an interest.

Without much fanfare, the search giant just launched Shoelace - an app created to help people with similar interests meet up in the real world. "After installing the app, we ask each user to join a community - which often require verification - to ensure you only attend Loops with people you might want to know", the team said in that same FAQ.

Developed by Google's experimental Area 120 product development workshop, Shoelace is a hyper-local social networking app (available on Android and iOS) that aims to connect people based on shared interests in specific events and in-person activities. What do you think about this? It is now available only to 'select communities' in New York City, and users must have an active Google account to sign in. Share your views with us in the comment box below. The app is now available on devices running Android 8.0 and newer or iOS 11 and newer, but you can only get a download link by requesting an invite (and subsequently being approved) through Google.

If you're not part of the select few to be invited to the social media site, you can fill out a request to bring it to your area. And even if you do live in or near NYC, access to Shoelace is invite-only for now.

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