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Google Photos “Auto backup” vs “Instant Upload”

In my Picasa Web library, a new directory "Auto backup" has appeared. It contains several albums (one per shooting time). What is the difference between this and "Instant upload" (that still exists)? ...
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Google+ event guest invite history

On Google Plus you can create a private event and share it with several people in your circles. You also have the option to allow guests to invite other people to the event. Is it possible to look at ...
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Does adding a Google+ Instant Upload photo to an album create multiple copies?

I'm using Google+ Instant Upload to backup all my photos online, since I purchased Google Storage about two years ago and made extensive use of Picasa. My question is simple - does adding an Instant ...
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URL for a photo from Google+ album with a specific dimension

Does anyone know if it is still possible to get the URL for a photo from a Google+ album with a specific size (800 x 600 pixels, for example), as it was possible to do with Picasa before?
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Deleting my Gmail profile picture doesn't remove it from conversations in Gmail

Basically, see the title. I do not have a Google+ account, just that screen that begs you to make one. Whenever I send an email on Gmail, it normally has my YouTube account profile picture. I went ...
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Prevent sharing existing YouTube comments on Google+

Whenever I make a comment on YouTube, it's shared on my Google+ profile for everyone to see my recent activities/comments. I've figured out how to prevent sharing in the future, but: how can I make ...
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Is there a way to link to a Google+ comment?

I cannot find anywhere on a Comment something I can just right-click and copy so I can have a direct link to it. Is there any way to link to a specific comment?
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How do I embed a Google Photos album into a web site?

According to Google's help pages, one can embed pictures from Google Photos onto an external web site: ... but, although it says there's a "Link to this album" on the right hand side, with an ...
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Google+ pictures becoming corrupt

Recently, I was browsing through my Google+ photos on my Android phone and I noticed that many of them appear to have been corrupted. They are covered in varying patterns of colored bars. I've noticed ...
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Unable to send email to people in Google+ circles

Recently, a Google blog post announced that one can now send emails to people in their Google+ circles. I am able to do that from my main GMail account but a new account I created doesn't have access ...
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Google+ auto invite after putting a contact in google circle

I've moved my 1000+ contacts into google circles which I thought of as contact categories. Prior to creating my circles and assigning all my contacts to the appropriate circle I checked my profile ...
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How to stop Google+ Notifications?

Google+ unread notifications serve their purpose well on Google+ website but I don't understand their need of popping up across entire Google ecosystem. For ex: If I am doing some search on Google, I ...
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Difference between getting Google profile picture via Google+ API and Google Profiles API?

From what I can tell, Google provides two methods to get a profile picture. The first is through the Profiles API: https://developers.google.com/google-apps/profiles/#retrieving_photo The second is ...
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How to open Google Drive and Google Plus links with my non-primary Google account?

My personal email is my primary Google account. But my company uses Google enterprise, and colleagues are always sharing Google Plus and Google Drive links with me. When I click them, I usually see ...
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166 views

Can I have a YouTube account while having nothing to do with Google Plus?

This page describes three options for what name will be displayed for you on YouTube, but they all seem to involve associating with Google Plus in some way. If you want your Google name used in both ...
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Resizing Google+ photos from standard to full size

I have lost hard copies of a number of photos and they are saved in Google plus and Picaso. They were saved as the smaller, standard size photos. Because of the lower quality, I cannot utilize them ...
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How do you add everyone in a Contacts Group (in Gmail) to a Google+ Circle?

I've got some Groups in my Gmail contacts (like PhotoShare). I'd like to create (ideally auto sync) a Google+ Circle to have all those contacts to make it a bit easier to share photos, etc. (I forget ...
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Photos not shown in all Google+ Communities when shared

Sometimes I share same photo with same text, and link, to different communities and when I check some of those communities with private browsing my photos are not shown. I have noticed this since few ...
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Blogger profile changes to nameless profile when I try to follow blogs

I have a blogger profile (seen in www.planetzella.blogspot.com) (Zella). I am NOT using Google+ (and I don't want to start using it either) and do not have a Google+ profile, just an Gmail-account ...
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Request removal of a Google+ page when all other ways of accessing it fail

My friend has forgotten her Google+ email address and wants to delete her Google+ account. She can't access it any more, none of the account troubleshooting steps help, what can she do? There is a ...
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Why doesn't my Gmail photo change?

I have changed my Google+ photo 6 months ago. I even removed my old photo from the list of profile photos to be sure the old photo is gone. I even changed my photo in Gmail → Settings → My picture. ...
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329 views

Delete YouTube channel in order to unlink G+ from YouTube

I want to get my old YouTube username back and completely abandon the nightmare that carries the name Google+. In order to do so, I need to delete my G+ channel, and in order to do that, I need to ...
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Google+ Picasa photo upload - low resolution

I tried uploading an album to Google+ via Picasa. I tried selecting both Original Size Images as well as 2048 Max width options. (Photos are 8MP and I have not run out of free storage.) But the ...
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Totally confused by YouTube / Google+ integration

HELP! I'm losing my mind. At some point YouTube had me choose to create a new "channel" linked to a new "google+" profile -- maybe I had the option to keep my old gmail-linked channel -- I can't ...
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Why don't I see posts from my family members in my stream?

I have a Family circle with 7 members. I have my subscription level for this circle set to the highest setting: "Also subscribe to notifications for all new posts". Yet, on several occasions, family ...
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How can I hide YouTube comments from my Google+ stream?

Lately my Google+ stream seems to consist almost entirely of comments people posted on YouTube videos. I have absolutely no interest in seeing these. How can I hide/filter these posts?
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Can I add my business in Google Maps without add it on Google+?

Can I add my business in Google Maps without add it on Google+? I have a Google+ page for my website of this shop and I don't want a second Google+ page for the real store. Is possible?
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My posts in community is visible only to me

I joined 2 Google+ photo communities and made 2 posts with photos. I can see them on the community page and my profile, but other people don't see them on the community page. Also, when logged out, I ...
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Merging two contacts within the same circle

I'm a bit disappointed with Google+. It won't let me merge two contacts in one of my circles where such two contacts are actually the same person. Suggestions welcome.
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Staying invisible on Google Plus

I'm considering signing up for Google Plus to get all the alluring perks Google's offering, such as unlimited cloud space for photos and shorter videos. However, apart from sharing data with a few ...
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Disable the Google Plus red notification number on Gmail, Google search, etc

How can I disable the big red number showing on the Google account bar that comes from Google+ activity? Whenever there are new notifications from Google+ the box turns red showing a number or count ...
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Why can't I see who +1'ed my Blogger post?

I run a blog on Blogger with the Google Plus sharing enabled. According to Google, I should be able to see who is recommending my posts on G+. When I click the +X link in the admin panel, the older ...
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How do I remove “Birthdays” from Google Calendar? [duplicate]

I noticed a turquoise entry had creepily appeared on my Google Calendar for someone called "Gavin" (I know several). A recent update adds a "Birthdays" calendar. It turns out these come from Google+ ...
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View all posts within a Google Apps domain

My organization uses Google Apps, and Google+ is enabled. My coworkers can share items with everyone in our Google Apps Domain, which is handy for sharing intra-organizational information. Can I ...
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Stop my photos from getting onto Facebook?

How can I stop photos of me from getting onto Facebook or Google Plus? I am not a user of social networks and do not want my photo on these networks. I am very concerned I may be added by friends or ...
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Can I hide my YouTube link in my Google+ profile and disassociate the two?

Can I hide my YouTube link in my Google+ profile and disassociate the two?
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How can I view a post someone shared with me ONLY on Google+?

I saw a notification that someone has shared a private post + video with me, but now that notification has disappeared. All I can see in notification window are the posts to my YouTube videos, I can't ...
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Why does Google Plus email my whole family when I share a post?

I frequently share photos from Instant Upload with my Family circle (which has 7 people in it). Every time I do this, I make sure that Also send email to Family is unchecked. However, every time, I ...
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How to delete all the Google+ stories (auto-awesome images) created while backing up from Android

I enabled recently the backing up of my images/videos on my Android 4.4 Nexus 5 since it was suggested to me, as described here ...
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How can I un-ignore people within a G+ Community?

I have a medium sized private G+ Community to manage. As only a fraction of the requests to join actually gets processed, I batch ignore join requests every now and then to clean up the list. Now a ...
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Turn off Auto Backup notification

Is it somehow possible to turn off Google Plus notification about new photos/videos has been Automatically backed up? Maybe it is just consequence of the in-Google Platform event in the Google's web ...
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Resizing photos in Google+ to standard size

Can I resize my uploaded photos in Google+ to standard size? I'm about to run out of Google Drive space and the standard size would be enough, but I can't find an option to resize the pictures. It ...
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How to change photo sharing settings on Google+ (For photos uploaded from Mobile)

I have uploaded one photo from Google+ application on my Android phone. Although I am pretty sure that I have selected only one Circle while uploading but may be due to some bug it is visible to all ...
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Deactivating Google plus account and reactivation

If I've deactivated my Google+ account can I reactivate it again and continue with all the previous information, eg. circles and posts? Can I unblock my self is someone blocked me? If I deactivate ...
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Google Plus: How much storage do I have for photos?

I sync my photos from my iPad with Google Plus and Dropbox. One day I found that Dropbox doesn't have enough space for my photos, but Google Plus takes all of them. How much storage space do I have ...
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How to download all my Google+ auto backup photos at once? [duplicate]

My Android phone uploads all my photos to Google+ using the Auto Backup feature. I'm struggling to find a way to download all these photos to my computer without individually selecting each photo and ...
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Youtube comment: Unticking “Also share on Google+”

There is a "Also share on Google+" option when you publish a comment under Youtube video and proposals to make sure to untick the "Also share on Google+" option, which is currently on by default if ...
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The share via email option has disappeared in GPlus

There used to be a little box you could check to share your Google Plus post via email that's not there for me anymore - It just disappeared. Any idea how to get it back?
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Google+ hashtaging words with the hash symbol in it?

In Google+, how can one hashtag the words containing hashes such as F#? I tried writing #F#, but it captures #F leaving the trailing # separated.
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Post both to Google Plus Personal and Page?

Is there a way to have posts appear in both your Google Plus (business) Page and personal posts without posting twice? For example, if I post to my Page stream, I want that post to also show up in my ...