Google doesn’t offer an API for Google Plus since its start and therefore it was not possible for the Google Plus users to cross-post their status updates from Google+ to other dominating social networks like Twitter or Facebook. Google plus have recently enabled cross posting but only for the Orkut and cross posting to Facebook and Twitter is yet not possible.
Google have made cross posting and profile linking possible between the Google plus and Orkut. Once both profiles are linked the cross posting content from one to other is automatic and can be done just in few clicks. One can also use Google import tool to transfer their Orkut photo albums to Google Plus. The reason why this import tool is there that Google may be planning to end its old fashioned social platform Orkut (which is mainly used in Brazil) in near future and may want to promote its moderen social network Google Plus.
About Google Plus
Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus, sometimes abbreviated as G+) is a multilingual social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc. It was launched in June 28, 2011. As of June 2012, it has a total of 250 million registered active users. Although the general public has come to understand the concept of an online social network, Google calls Google+ a “social layer” which is not just a destination site, but rather something that Google has added as a layer across many of its properties.
Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google Inc. The service is designed to help users meet new and old friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Although Orkut is less popular in the United States than competitors Facebook and MySpace, it is one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil. As of October 2011, 59.1% of Orkut’s users are from Brazil, followed by India with 27.1% and Japan with 6.7%.