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Is it currently possible to send to Google Plus from Google Reader?

Either a Chrome extension or a custom Send To link would work.

Update: This question is now obsolete. With the changes to Reader, Google+ sharing is now integrated.

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Send as in things you like/share showing up in Google+? –  Eight Days of Malaise Jul 9 '11 at 17:06
    
@EightDaysofMalaise: kinda. Have you used the Send To functionality of Reader? It sends the title and the link (already shortened) so I can edit and post. In G+, I'd be able to choose circles, etc. –  Diego Mijelshon Jul 9 '11 at 18:22
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It is ridiculous that this isn't doable by default! –  Nathan Fellman Aug 23 '11 at 14:24
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I suggest removing the "Update: Now obsolete..." because the current integration (as of 11/7/2011) only allows you to +1 a post which shows it in your Profile->+1 tab. I don't know if that is very useful if it doesn't put it in your feed or let you comment, or set the sharing (with your circles) options. –  Mufasa Nov 7 '11 at 14:57
    
@Mufasa, the Share... button on the top bar is working for me... –  Diego Mijelshon Nov 7 '11 at 18:41
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As far as I know it is not possible to share articles in Google Reader to Google Plus.

Google Reader expects a custom Send To link in the format of a URL where as Google Plus functionality requires Javascript to post/share items.

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The only alternative I can suggest is this Chrome Extension which adds the Google+1 button to your toolbar. This enables you to +1 the current site that you are visiting. Although it doesn't directly enable you to share Google Reader posts - you can open the link directly in your browser and then click the +1 button.

You should remember that this adds the current site to your +1 tab it does NOT post this to your stream.

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That's fine. Any extensions or -at worst- bookmarklets then? –  Diego Mijelshon Jul 9 '11 at 18:23
    
@DiegoMijelshon: Not that I am aware of no. I would think many more tools will be available once the API has been opened up to Developers. –  Barry Jul 9 '11 at 20:56
    
the +1 solution won't do because I'm specifically interested in posting to the stream. –  Diego Mijelshon Jul 9 '11 at 23:49
    
you'll have to wait till Google opens G+ API @DiegoMijelshon –  Sathya Jul 10 '11 at 17:27
    
@Sathya: ...or provides their own Send To G+ :-) Thanks. –  Diego Mijelshon Jul 11 '11 at 2:11
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I found the perfect Chrome Extension - adds "Share on Google Plus" in Reader. Here's the link.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cngpndgifehgejmkemnmmiknpafnhpec

Works a charm for me.

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Nice extension. Thanks! –  Diego Mijelshon Sep 12 '11 at 15:32
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You can drag the link from the item in Google Reader to the share button On the Google bar. It will start a new message for you with the link inserted. You can then add more to the message and select circles before sending.

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Interesting. But drag-n-drop is so not my thing... –  Diego Mijelshon Jul 13 '11 at 1:04
    
Cutting and pasting the link also works. Hopefully there will be better integration between Reader and G+ in the future, but right now I believe we're stuck with the status bar. –  Covar Jul 13 '11 at 2:50
    
I know cut and paste works, but that's exactly what I'm trying to avoid :-) –  Diego Mijelshon Jul 13 '11 at 2:59
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While we're waiting for a native way to do this, someone found the URLs to use to make a customized "Send to" solution.

Source: ReadWriteWeb

  1. Go to Google Reader, click the gear icon, and choose 'Reader settings'
  2. Click the 'Send To' tab
  3. Scroll down all the way and click 'Create a custom link'
  4. Enter the following into the fields that appear:
    • Name: Google+
    • URL: https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/confirm?hl=en&url=${url}
    • Icon URL: https://ssl.gstatic.com/s2/oz/images/favicon.ico
  5. Click 'Save,' and Google+ will appear checked, with the nice icon next to it:

After this, when you're reading any article in Google Reader you'll see Google+ in the 'Send to' drop-down menu at the bottom. (You will probably have to refresh the browser page after you do this.)

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If you read that article, it actually references howtonew.com/how-to-post-from-google-reader-to-google as the source. I also found it at google.com/support/forum/p/reader/… but I don't know which came first. –  Mufasa Nov 7 '11 at 14:54
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It's all moot now anyway, since Reader has been fairly deeply integrated with G+. –  Al E. Nov 7 '11 at 15:10
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With the recent changes to Google Reader, this is now possible. You can either click the +1 button at the bottom of an item and optionally add a comment, or you can click in the Share... field at the top right corner of the window. The Share... field lets you share without adding the item to your +1 list.

+1 on Google Reader

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Indeed. This question is now obsolete. –  Diego Mijelshon Nov 1 '11 at 10:20
    
The "Share" option has been removed from Google Reader. Now you can only use the +1 button in Reader, which does not (as of 11/7/2011) post it in your feed or let you comment or share it. It only puts it in your Profile->+1 tab list. And who looks at that regularly? –  Mufasa Nov 7 '11 at 14:59
    
Are you sure your account has been switched to the new look, @Mufasa? If so, carefully read the Google help page I linked to. There are two steps: first, click +1 and second, add a note. You can skip the +1 step if you use the Share... option. That is now in the top right corner of the window. –  Don Kirkby Nov 7 '11 at 18:32
    
@DonKirkby: Oh, I did not realize you have to add a comment in that box for it to turn it into a full Post. Not the best interface since it does two different things based on the existence or absence of a comment without any description that it does that, but it will work. Thanks! –  Mufasa Nov 7 '11 at 22:14
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