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This is the eBook version of the printed book."Sams Teach Yourself Google(TM)+ in 10 Minutes "gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. Work through its 10-minute lessons to jumpstart your Google+ experience...and then use today's hottest social network to connect with everyone and everything you care about! Tips point out shortcuts and solutions. Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls. Notes provide additional information. Plain English definitions explain new terms. 10 minutes is all you need to learn how to...
  • Create a great Google+ profile
  • Take control of your privacy on Google+
  • Use Circles to share exactly what you want, with only the people you want to see it
  • Manage conversations with Google+ Stream
  • Upload your photos to share with friends and family
  • Hold group video chats for free on Google+ Hangouts
  • Take your social network wherever you go with Google+ Mobile
  • Play games on Google+: from Angry Birds to Sudoku and beyond
  • Quickly access the best Google+ features with the Google+ bar
  • Have more fun and get more productive with Google+ add-ons and extensions

About the Author

Patrice-Anne Rutledge is a business technology author and journalist specializing in social media, online applications, and small business technology. Her other books include Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes, Using LinkedIn, Using Facebook, and The Truth About Profiting from Social Networking, all from Pearson. Through Rutledge Communications, she also offers writing and editing services to businesses and nonprofits worldwide. You can reach Patrice through her website at

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Introducing Google+ 3

Exploring Google+ 3

Signing Up for Google+ 5

Signing In to Google+ 13

Summary 14

Chapter 2 Working with Google+ Profiles 15

Understanding Google+ Profiles 15

Editing Your Google+ Profile 17

Editing Your Profile’s About Tab 17

Specifying the Tabs to Display on Your Profile 25

Specifying Who Can Send You an Email 26

Specifying the People to Display on Your Profile 27

Viewing Your Profile as Others See It 29

Adding a Google+ Profile Button to Your Website 30

Summary 31

Chapter 3 Managing Your Network with Circles 33

Understanding Google+ Circles 33

Creating New Circles 34

Adding People to Circles 36

Adding People to Circles from the Find People Tab 37

Adding Your Email Contacts 40

Adding People from the Google+ Suggestions Section 44

Add People from the Notifications Menu 45

Adding People from Your Incoming Stream 47

Adding People from Their Google+ Profile 48

Sending Invitations to Friends 49

Managing Circles 51

Viewing People in Your Circles 51

Viewing People Who Added You to Their Circles 51

Moving People from One Circle to Another 52

Removing People from Circles 53

Editing a Circle’s Name and Description 53

Deleting a Circle 54

Summary 55

Chapter 4 Managing Google+ Settings and Privacy 57

Understanding Google+ Privacy 57

Managing Your Google Account Settings 57

Using Multiple Sign-In 60

Deleting Your Google+ Profile 62

Deleting Your Google Account 64

Managing Your Privacy Settings 65

Managing Privacy Settings for Your Google+ Profile 66

Managing Google+ Sharing 67

Managing Other Google+ Options 68

Managing Google Privacy Options 68

Managing Google+ Settings 69

Setting Delivery Preferences 70

Specify Notification Preferences 71

Enabling +1 Personalization 72

Specifying Your Preferred Languages 73

Backing Up Your Data 75

Managing Your Connected Accounts 77

Showing Connected Account Links on Your Google+ Profile 78

Connecting More Accounts 78

Allowing Google+ to Search for Connected Accounts 79

Summary 79

Chapter 5 Sharing Content on Google+ 81

Using the Share Box 81

Formatting Your Posts 85

Mentioning Other People in Your Posts 86

Sharing Your Location 87

Sharing Photos 87

Sharing Videos 90

Sharing Links 93

Summary 95

Chapter 6 Viewing Your Google+ Stream 97

Exploring Your Stream 97

Accessing Your Stream 98

Viewing a Sample Post 99

Filtering Your Stream 101

Viewing Your Incoming Stream 102

Viewing Notifications 104

Participating in the Stream 106

Liking a Post Using the +1 Button 106

Commenting on Posts 108

Sharing Posts 109

Managing Your Posts in the Stream 112

Editing a Post 113

Deleting a Post 114

Disabling Comments 115

Reporting or Removing Comments 115

Locking a Post 116

Managing Your Circles’ Posts in the Stream 117

Linking to a Post 117

Reporting Abuse 118

Muting a Post 119

Blocking a Person 119

Searching for Posts in Your Stream 120

Summary 122

Chapter 7 Exploring the Google+ Bar 123

Viewing Your Notifications 124

Accessing Popular Google+ Features 128

Sharing Content 129

Getting Help 130

Sending Feedback 130

Signing Out 132

Summary 133

Chapter 8 Working with Photos 135

Exploring Google+ Photo Options 135

Uploading Photos to Google+ 135

Exploring the Photos Page 136

Creating and Managing Photo Albums 137

Creating a Photo Album 138

Viewing Your Photo Albums 140

Sharing an Album 141

Deleting an Album 143

Adding Photos to an Existing Album 144

Working in the Photo Lightbox 145

Exploring the Lightbox 146

Tagging Photos 148

Editing Photos 152

Working with Photo Scrapbooks 153

Adding a Photo Scrapbook to Your Profile 154

Deleting a Scrapbook Photo 156

Summary 156

Chapter 9 Chatting on Google+ 157

Understanding Google+ Chat 157

Exploring the Chat List 157

Specifying Your Chat Availability 159

Inviting People to Chat 159

Chatting on Google+ 163

Participating in a Chat 163

Sending a File 165

Using Voice and Video Chat 168

Chatting Off the Record 173

Starting a Group Chat 175

Blocking and Unblocking People on Chat 177

Signing Out of Chat 179

Summary 180

Chapter 10 Using Hangouts for Video Chat 181

Understanding Hangouts 181

Preparing to Use Hangouts 181

Starting a Hangout 182

Inviting People to a Hangout 187

Joining a Hangout 188

Adding Group Text Chat to a Hangout 190

Adding YouTube Video to Your Hangout 192

Muting During a Hangout 194

Ending a Hangout 196

Using Hangouts with Extras 196

Using Google+ Hangouts on Air 197

Summary 198

Chapter 11 Playing Games 199

Exploring Google+ Games 199

Playing a Game 200

Sending Game Invitations and Requests 204

Viewing and Responding to Game Notifications 205

Sharing Game Activity on the Games Stream 207

Buying Virtual Goods 210

Removing Game Permissions 211

Summary 213

Chapter 12 Using Google+ Mobile 215

Exploring Google+ Mobile 215

Using the Google+ Android App 216

Using the Google+ iPhone App 218

Using the Google+ Mobile Web App 219

Using the Google+ Mobile Basic Web App 220

Summary 221

Chapter 13 Using Google+ Extensions and Add-Ons 223

Exploring Google+ Extensions and Add-Ons 223

Exploring Google+ Chrome Extensions 224

Extended Share for Google Plus 224

G+me for Google Plus 225

Replies and More for Google+ 226

Google Plus Manager 226

+Photo Zoom 226

Exploring Google+ Add-Ons for Mozilla Firefox 227

Exploring Other Google+ Tools 229

Summary 230

Index 231

Product Details

Computers : Web - General
Rutledge, Patrice-Anne
Rutledge, Patrice-Anne
Publication Date:
November 2011

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Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing

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