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.

  • Send as in things you like/share showing up in Google+? Jul 9, 2011 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. Jul 9, 2011 at 18:22
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    It is ridiculous that this isn't doable by default! Aug 23, 2011 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, 2011 at 14:57
  • @Mufasa, the Share... button on the top bar is working for me... Nov 7, 2011 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.


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.

  • That's fine. Any extensions or -at worst- bookmarklets then? Jul 9, 2011 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. Jul 9, 2011 at 20:56
  • the +1 solution won't do because I'm specifically interested in posting to the stream. Jul 9, 2011 at 23:49
  • you'll have to wait till Google opens G+ API @DiegoMijelshon Jul 10, 2011 at 17:27
  • @Sathya: ...or provides their own Send To G+ :-) Thanks. Jul 11, 2011 at 2:11

I found the perfect Chrome Extension - adds "Share on Google Plus" in Reader. Here's the link.


Works a charm for me.


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.

  • Interesting. But drag-n-drop is so not my thing... Jul 13, 2011 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, 2011 at 2:50
  • I know cut and paste works, but that's exactly what I'm trying to avoid :-) Jul 13, 2011 at 2:59

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.)


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

  • Indeed. This question is now obsolete. Nov 1, 2011 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, 2011 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, 2011 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, 2011 at 22:14

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