How does Google Plus work? Google+ is one of the newest social media sites. Setting up a Google+ only takes a few steps. Although similar to the likes of Facebook and Twitter, it has unique features like hangouts and circles. If you’re wondering how does Google+ work, here are some tips:
How does Google+ work - you need a Google account
To sign up for Google+ you need a Google account, as it links to all of your accounts, meaning you receive notifications whenever you’re using a Google website.
How does Google+ work - upload a Google+ picture
This is the thumbnail people will click on to see your profile, so make sure it’s clear and of high quality.
How does Google+ work - add profile information
After uploading a picture you’ll be ask to add extra information, for example where you work, where you’re from, what your hobbies are, etc. This information helps to build a biography of the user. You also need a cover photo - those who have Facebook will be familiar with this feature.
How does Google+ work - creating circles
Circles are groups of people you follow that you’ve categorised when you’ve followed them. Every time you follow someone on your Google+ it will ask you what circle you want them to go in. The defaults are Friend, Family, Community etc, but you have the option to create your own.
How does Google+ work - posting on Google+
This is where the circles become important! Whenever you post something on your Google+ you will be given the option to only post it to particular circles. So if you want to post something but you don’t want your family to see it, you can select all circles except family.
How does Google+ work - communities
These are groups of people that have been added to groups that have something all in common. For example if you search ‘singers’ in communities, you’ll find communities of singers all in one place. Communities are used to find people with similar interests.
How does Google+ work - hangouts
Hangouts are a way of chatting and interacting with your followers on your Google+. So like circles, you’ll be able to chat via Hangouts with people in your circles. However, there are 2 different types, Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. The difference between them is that Hangouts is a video chat privately with the people you invited from your circles, whereas Hangouts on Air are video chats that become public and are archived as YouTube videos.
How does Google+ work - events
Like Facebook, allows you to host events and invite people from your account to them. These are useful as you can invite people from each circle, saving time scrolling through the endless list of followers you have.
How does Google+ work - what’s Hot
What’s Hot is a tab that shows you the most standout posts at that moment on Google+. These can be posts, topics or hash tags, and are all hyperlinked so users can click on them and research more into what’s hot.
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