Questions tagged [google-plus]

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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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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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Can I create a post in a Google+ Community direct from Gmail?

In migrating an organisation from Yahoo Groups to a Google+ Community, we're finding that one of the features that users miss the most is the ability to start a new thread from an email sent to a ...
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Find the reason for receiving a Google+ notification

Is there any way to understand exactly why one got a particular notification about a new post in a message thread? I can guess many possible reasons, but I'd really like to click on some meta ...
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How can I control the order of G+ circles in the new Google Plus design?

I used to be able to sort the order of my G+ circles in the classic view. A couple of months ago, Google completely removed the classic view, and I miss the ability to sort. How can I change the ...
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Shared albums from Google Plus not showing in Google Photos

Last year I made a few albums and shared them. I think I used the Google Plus photo feature to create a link and email it to my family. Now I'm using Google Photos (i.e. the new standalone app) and I ...
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Why don't posts show in Google+ Communities?

Posts made to a Google + Community don't immediately show in the Community: even the community's owner's posts don't show. After 4 to 5 hours the posts appear, but not in any order. The sort order ...
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How can I get a custom Google Plus profile URL using the new Google Plus?

I have a Google Plus personal profile, and I want to get a custom URL for it. I meet all of the requirements for getting a custom URL: You have ten or more followers (people who have added you to ...
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How can I make my Google+ posts and comments available to the public communities that I've joined?

Every time I commented on a Google+ post, I noticed that my comments were being ignored and no one seemed to even see my comments. I've made comments on various posts from communities that I've joined,...
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How to display and sort all Google+ posts based on most voted video/photo?

I would like to display all Google+ posts into my website and I would like to categorise them into: most voted video/photo most recent video/photo How can I achieve the above? I know how to embed ...
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Is Facebook actively blocking emojis?

When I post all emojis that are available in OSX Mountain Lion on Google+, I get this (Safari screenshot): When I do exactly the same on Facebook I get this (Safari screenshot): Is it possible that ...
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How do I block “hung out” auto-posts?

If I click on my Profile in Google Plus, a number of entries are of the form "Dave Babbitt hung out. 4 people hung out." and are blocking my view of the rest of the entries. Is there a way I can keep ...
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Why do some users on my Google contacts list have the ability to be added to circles

I was going through my contacts on the Google contacts app. For some reason I have some contacts I can add to my Google+ circles and others I cannot. Any idea why not?
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Is Google+ takeout including photos and videos already in my Google Photos app?

Since Google+ is about to close, I downloaded the takeout files. What called my attention is that the files downloaded are huge, 2GB and 0.6GB. I searched for one or two videos included in the takeout ...
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How to send a Hangout message from Google Plus

Google Hangout used to be accessible from Google Plus, at least it's demonstrated on this video. Currently I only found ways to send an e-mail via Gmail. Is it possible now (2017) to click on a ...
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How to continue reading a Google+ community/collection?

I'm reading a Google+ community. Now I want to quit and come back later on that page, but I want to navigate to the position of the post I have read before I leave, but I don't know how. Currently I ...
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Search your Google+ conversations

Google provides the dominant Internet search. Moreover, it puts forward its Google+ social network (discussions), particularly, converting every YouTube conversation into one. How do you connect these ...
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Is there any way to reorder the list of communities on Google+?

I subscribe to many communities on Google+. Is there any way to reorder the matrix of communities or at least show the most recently viewed ones first?
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Get notified when friends come online in Google Plus

Is there anyway to set up Google Plus so that you get notified when friends in your Circles come online in Google Plus? If this is of any importance, I have a Google account without Gmail. This will ...
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Google Plus face tagging of non G+ user

I'm playing with the tag-people feature in G+ photos; in particular, I want it to automatically tag photos of my son (who doesn't have a G+ account), and then be able to show all the photos of him. Is ...
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What's the difference between a “normal” Google+ page and a “My Business” one?

I just tried to correct our company's address on Google Maps and ended up creating a "My Business" Google+ page in the process. We already had a Google+ profile, but this "My Business" page is also ...
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Share all photos from Android phone with company Circle

We use Google Apps and a bunch of Android phones. We do civil construction work and my people are always on the ground taking pictures with their Android phones. The phones are only for work-related ...
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How can I make Google+ give me desktop notifications?

How can I make Google+ show notifications in the Mac OS X menu bar? I believe that menu bar icon is showing me Desktop Notifications. I have those enabled... and I have no exceptions set for Google's ...
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Add my business and current Google+ page to Google places

I have a Google place page I do not want to erase or migrate, it contains YouTube videos with insights, posts, photos etc. When I try to add my business in Google Places, it automatically creates a ...
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Decrease in Google+ followers

I'm not getting this. From last week, whenever I sign in my Google+ account I find a decreased number of followers. In fact, they didn't unfollow me. Is it really a bug or is it just me suffering with ...
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How can I list all my videos longer than 15 minutes in my Google+ Photo account?

https://support.google.com/picasa/answer/6558?hl=en says: Google+ Photos: Only photos over 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos longer than 15 minutes count towards your storage limit. In order to make ...
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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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How to add all members of a community to a circle in Google?

After joining a particular community I would like to follow all of its members (adding them to a dedicated circle for convenience). Can this be done any way easier than clicking and adding every one ...
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Can Google send me DMCA notices to takedown private videos on Google+?

Google is notorious for sending DMCA notices to takedown private videos on YouTube. E.g. on YouTube I often receive DMCA notices for video I took when some music was around: clubs, concerts, bars, ...
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Disable emailing added non-Google+ user

Wasn't aware that adding a non G+ user to (additional) circles would send an email to that contact. Was it always like that? Can I disable this?
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SMS posts from Google Voice to Google+ don't work any more

Posts from Google Voice to Google+ via SMS are not working. For good measure, I tried testing from another Google Voice account and changed the SMS source number in Google+ settings. Did not work. I ...
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What happened to my comments on Google+?

I don't know whether this question has been asked earlier, the problem seems pretty unique to me. I was commenting on this hotly debated post, posted some 30-40 comments, then all of a sudden I ...
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Possible to change scroll speed / refresh rate of trending topic searches?

The trending topic searches refresh every 5 seconds, which doesn't leave much time to read some of the posts. I understand I can manually pause the search. But is it possible to change the refresh ...
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Is it possible to filter out stream in Google Plus

Hello I like Google plus, but the problem is that I am part of many communities and sometimes I just want to see what my friends (real people, not communities) post so I like to see a stream without ...
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Removing photos in Google Plus Album Archive

The photos I upload to Google Maps are also added to my Google Plus profile's Album Archive, is there a way to delete the photos I have in Google Plus while keeping them available on Google Maps? ...
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Google + Community- Inviting people to private group

When I try to invite someone to a my private Google+ community it doesn't send them an email. It opens up a post window with there email in it. Then if I hit post it said: "Can't invite people who are ...
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Google followers. Who are they?

I have the latest version on Google on a new laptop. I am not registered on Google+. I find I have 2 followers when I look at my Google account. How do I find out who they are? I can't find a 'people' ...
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How to fetch all comments of a G+ post through a URL parameter?

After some random number of comments, G+ shows only a selection of the comments often leaving out the most interesting ones. I was hoping the "?sfc=true" parameter (that G+ occassionally inserts in ...
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Is it possible to post from my personal Google Photos to a Google+ business account?

As a professional photographer trying to build my business and increase my online presence, I created a Google+ business page. However, when I'm taking photographs I have my devices set to upload to ...
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How do I prevent the Google notifications from closing after losing focus?

There is nothing I abhor more in social media than having my content deleted without warning. Say I get a YouTube notification. I start writing a reply to someone who replied to me, and maybe I go to ...
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Correct way to link G+ local page with G+ business page

I have two Google+ Pages: Google+ Business Page (address verified) What used to be a "Google Local" page (address verified) They show as "locations" in the new Google My Business dashboard. A few ...
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What is shared with my Google+ circles?

I like to organise things a little bit too much. When Google+ was launched I got a little bit obsessed with the circles feature, and I have 50+ circles right now. Sharing content on Google+ is more ...
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Changing Google Plus page URL

I have a Google Plus business page and a brand page. The business page has a URL of google.com/+companyname. I didn't choose it as a custom URL. I have another custom URL: google.com/+companynamexyz, ...
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Odd, spam-like posts on Google+

I run a photography business page on Google+ with about 1,300 followers. Lately (in the last 3-4 months or so) I've had strange comments that aren't spammy, but are odd nonetheless. Tonight I posted ...
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Unable to add someone to my circle

My granddaughter and I both have Google accounts and I have her in my circles. However when she tries to add me to her circles, she cannot. I have checked her status and I have not blocked her. ...
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I can't change my Google+ profile name

So I really want to change my Google Plus name, but it's telling me that I've changed it too recently. I know that the current name policy is a maximum of 3 changes per 90 days, (or 3 months) and I ...
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How to set default video playback resolution on Google+?

I've been using google plus to host and share videos lately and I really like it. Unfortunately when I click to play back a video it defaults to 360p when 720p is available. Is there some way to set ...
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Custom Google+ URL without additional letters or numbers

I want to configure a custom URL for my company's Google Plus account. After uploading a profile picture and validating my webpage, Google offers me the appropriate option but demands me to "add a few ...
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How to create a Google Plus Brand Page not associated with a Google Plus account

I have a Google Plus account and could successfully create a brand page that is associated with that account. But I created that account with the sole purpose of having the brand page. So I will not ...
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Recovering username for Google+ company page

For a client I am updating website and company pages on Google+, Facebook, etc. However, the client lost his username for Google+; we tried recovering it using potential back-up email addresses but ...