A Quick Reference Guide for New Users of Google Plus

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How to Stream (Wall Post) in Google Plus

How to Stream (Wall Post) in Google Plus
How to Stream (Wall Post) in Google Plus. Paul Gil, About.com
Google Plus uses a "Stream" instead of a Facebook "Wall".
How to Post to Your Google Stream (Wall):
  1. Type in your text.
  2. Copy-paste any hyperlinks you want to promote.
  3. Optional: add a + sign to hyperlink directly to another Google+ user (e.g. +Paul Gil)
  4. Optional: add in *bold* or _italic_ formatting.
  5. Choose which specific individuals or circles can see your post.
  6. Click "Share" button to post.
  7. Optional: choose to prevent resharing of your post by using the dropdown menu at the top right of your new post.
Next:

How to Send a Private Message in Google Plus

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How to Send a Private Message in Google Plus

How to Send Private Messages in Google+
How to Send Private Messages in Google+. Paul Gil, About.com
Google Plus private messaging is different from Facebook's method.
Google Plus messaging is based on your 'Stream', which is both a public broadcast tool AND your private inbox/sentbox.
How to Send a Private Message in Google Plus
  1. Type a new Stream message in your Stream screen.
  2. **Type or click the target person's name into the sharer list.
  3. **Delete any circles or individuals whom you don't want included.
  4. Choose 'Disable Share' from the drop down menu at the right of the message.
Result: the target person receives your message on their Stream screen, but no one else can see your message.

Next: How to Share/Upload Photos Through Your Google Plus Stream

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How to Share Photos in Google Plus

How to Share Photos in Google Plus
How to Share Photos in Google Plus. Paul Gil, About.com
Google owns Picasa photo sharing service, so it makes sense that Google Plus links directly to your Picasa account.
How to Display a New Photo from Your Smartphone or Your Hard Drive
  1. Switch to your Google Plus Stream.
  2. Click the 'Add Photos' icon (which looks like a tiny camera)
  3. Choose 'Add Photos' to grab a single photo from your computer hard drive.
  4. Choose 'Create an Album' to grab multiple photos from your computer hard drive.
  5. Choose 'From Your Phone' to grab photos from your Android smartphone.
  6. (sorry, this upload feature only works from desktop computers and Android phones. If you have an iPhone, BlackBerry, or other cell phone, you will need to wait a few months for the upload feature)
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How to Format Text in Google Plus

How to Bold and Italicize in Google Plus
How to Bold and Italicize in Google Plus. Paul Gil, About.com
It is quite simple to add simple bold and italic formats in Google Plus.
  • *Attention:* will create Attention: in bold face
  • _Remember_ will create Remember in italics