UPDATE: It’s official now.

 

Blogger, Google’s blogging service, is about to get Google+ features, just like Gmail, the main Google.com search page and the Google login page, to name a few. TechCrunch discovered a message in the “Edit User Profile” section of Blogger’s Settings which reads:

Connect Blogger to Google+ : Use your Google profile and get access to upcoming Google+ features on Blogger.

The Learn More and Get Started help links were dead at post time, but the latter’s URL indicates you will be able to drop your Blogger profile altogether and opt for your Google Profile instead, a prudent move consistent with the search company’s recent moves. Google+ will likely obsolete the Friend Connect part of the Blogger service as well.

Google is also gearing up to integrate Google+ with both Reader and Google Apps and is rumored to launch a new music download service with social sharing features within the next two weeks. Google’s vice president of product Brad Horowitz said at AllThingD’s AsiaD Conference last week that Google+ features will eventually roll out to Google’s every property. He said the company “shipped the plus”, remarking “We have yet to ship the ‘Google’”.

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