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Monday, July 11, 2011

How to Navigate the Google+ interface

1. Google+ consists of 4 main pages including “Home”, “Profile”, “Photos”, and “Circles”. These pages are accessible via the small icons beside the “Google+” icon at the top of any page.



Google+ consists of 4 main pages including “Home”, “Profile”, “Photos”, and “Circles”.
Google+ consists of 4 main pages including “Home”, “Profile”, “Photos”, and “Circles”.




2. Click the “Home” icon to access your Stream, Chat, and Hangouts. Content posted by those you’ve added to your circles will be added to your “Stream” in the Center of the Google + “Home” page.



Click the “Home” icon to access your Stream, Chat, and Hangouts.
Click the “Home” icon to access your Stream, Chat, and Hangouts.




  • You can filter what content you are currently viewing in your “Stream” by selecting a Circle from the list of currently created circles to the left of your Stream.
You can filter what content you are currently viewing in your “Stream” by selecting a Circle from the list of currently created circles to the left of your Stream.
You can filter what content you are currently viewing in your “Stream” by selecting a Circle from the list of currently created circles to the left of your Stream.



  • You can access Google chat just below the list of currently created Circles to the left of your Stream.



3. Use keyboard shortcuts to save time navigating your stream.
    • Press space to scroll down.
    • Press shift and space to scroll up.
    • Press J to scroll down to the next post.
    • Press K to scroll up to the previous post.
    • Press Q to directly access chat.
    • Press enter or return to start commenting on a post.
    • Press tab and return to end your comment.


4. Easily use HTML in your posts.
  • Adding asterisks around word(s) will automatically bold them.
  • Adding underscores around word(s) will automatically underline them.
  • Adding hyphens around word(s) will automatically cross them out.

5. Mention people in your posts by adding @ or + in front of their names. Autofill will pop up with suggestions to help you complete the tag.

  • You cannot tag circles in your posts.
  • Make sure to properly capitalize your friends' names, or Google+ autofill may not detect them.
Make sure to properly capitalize your friends' names, or Google+ autofill may not detect them.
 Make sure to properly capitalize your friends' names, or Google+ autofill may not detect them.




6. Click the “Photos” icon from the top of any page to view photos posted by people in your Circles and upload new photos to share on Google +.


Click the “Photos” icon from the top of any page to view photos posted by people in your Circles and upload new photos to share on Google +.
 Click the “Photos” icon from the top of any page to view photos posted by people in your Circles and upload new photos to share on Google +.




8.Click the “Profile” icon from the top of any page to access and edit your Google Profile including your profile picture, personal and employment info, and other basic settings and preferences.


Click the “Circles” icon to create, view, and edit Circles.
 Click the “Circles” icon to create, view, and edit Circles.

2 comments:

  1. I had no clue on how to use this .LOL.
    Thank you for this information :)

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  2. Thank you for this very clear post , easy to understand .

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