10 Tips for Google+ Power Users

Are you on Google+? We have gathered 10 tips for Google+ power users.

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HOTKEYS

Use hotkeys to get around Google+ faster. In your Stream, press “j” or “k” to move through posts, and press Enter to start a comment. (Pressing Tab and then Enter will cause your comment to be submitted; hitting Tab twice and then Enter will cause it to be cancelled.) You can also press “q” to jump to the Google+ chat box. Utilise the usage of the “Spacebar” for easy scrolling on Google+ too.

UNFOLLOW POST

Google+ Mute

You can unfollow post you are no longer interested by muting it. Simply click on the drop down next to the post and click Mute. All subsequent comments and actions relating to the post will will not appear in your notification.

LISTEN TO A PARTICULAR CIRCLE

Are you tired of your stream flooded with posts from various people. You can streamline posts from a particular circle of your choice. On your stream, click on More and choose the particular circle you want to read posts from.

AUTO BACK UP

Question: Are you using and Android device? Do you have the Google + App, If not, then I suggest you download one here. With the Auto Back up feature turned on in the G+ App, all photos that you take gets uploaded automatically into a private album. You can can review the Album later and share it with friends.

BE BOLD AND STRIKE THROUGH

Google+ allows bloggers to actually blog on the platform. It provides some of the basic formatting for text. Bold texts can be written by wrapping asterisk “*” (without the quotes) around the particular word. For instance *Bold* will appear as Bold. Strike  texts through by wrapping texts with hyphen “-“ (without the quotes). Even you can italicise text. Simple wrap them in an Underscore “_” (without the quotes).

PREVENT COMMENTS

disable reshares

You can actually prevent people from commenting on your post on Google+. Before you click on the share button to share  a post, click on the drop down arrow to disable comments. You can even go ahead to disable Reshares, (link to social media lingo) so that people won’t share your post.

GOOGLE+ RIPPLES

Google+ Ripples creates an interactive graphic of the public shares of any public post or URL on Google+ to show you how it has rippled through the network and help you discover new and interesting people to follow. Ripples shows you:

While Ripples displays a lot of cool information, you’re not actually seeing all the action that’s taken place. For instance, Ripples only uses public data, so there may be a discrepancy between the number of shares that you see on a post in the stream and the number of shares that Ripples displays.

To view Ripples for a public post in your stream, just click the dropdown arrow at the top of the post you’re curious about and click View Ripples. You can also view Ripples of particular URLs. To view ripples of a particular URL, just copy and past link

PEOPLE AND PROFILES

Find new people by searching for topics or locations in the search box at the top of the Google+ page. You’ll get back a list of people who have your keyword somewhere in their profile.

SHINE YOUR PHOTOS

You can edit photos right within Google+. Open any image from the “Photos” tab of your profile, then click on the Photo you want to edit, then click ‘Edit”  There, you’ll find a variety of options for colour and contrast correction as well as special effects.

GOOGLE+ EVENTS

Events on Google+ is just awesome. Introduced Last year, the Party Mode feature organizes all photos of the event at one place, the Event Page. Switch to Party Mode on your Android device whenever you check in on the Event grounds and every photo that you take within the time frame of the Events, gets uploaded automatically. For Party mode to work, you have to enable Sync.

Do you have any power user tips? Let us know in the comment section.

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