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What are all the formatting options for a Google+ post?

What is the markup language for creating posts (and responding to posts)? I know of the following ones: To make text bold, use stars around the text: *bold text* To make text italics, use ...
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How can I mute a Google+ circle?

I've seen that the main stream is composed of all the singular streams from the various circles. I can mute a single post or contact, but not a circle (all the posts coming from people belonging to ...
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How do I connect Google+ with Twitter?

I want my Google+ account to be automatically updated when I post a tweet on Twitter.
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Is Google+ available for Google Apps accounts?

Google Plus launched today but when I try to check it out, I get the error: Google Profiles is not available for your organization. I have Google Apps on my domain. Am I missing a setting in my ...
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How can I download all photos from Instant Upload (Auto Backup)?

I've been uploading via Instant Upload (a.k.a Auto Backup) from my Android phone now for about a year. There are many photos and now I want to download them all to my computer. However, I can't ...
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Is it possible to disable Google+ notifications of newly Instant Upload photos?

Is it possible to disable Google+ notifications of newly Instant Upload photos in the big red square at the top right corner of the Google pages? I would prefer for Google Plus not to notify me about ...
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How do I format text, specifically text links, in Google+?

Does anyone know how I would go about putting formatted text in a stream update in Google+? Specifically I'm trying to put text links in a post, without having to show the URL or have the page ...
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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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Can my Google+ contacts know in which circle I put them?

Is there any way for my contacts to know whether I have put them in circle "Close friends" or "Annoying acquaintances" ? In Facebook, groups can be public. I could not see that directly on Google+, ...
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Make old posts visible only for my circle on Google+

How can I make my old posts on Google+ visible only for those people I have added in my circle?
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Is there a way to join Google Hangouts without a Google+ account?

One of my friends insists that I should use Google Hangouts because it's so much better than Skype. I would like to give it a try, but I wouldn't like to create a Google+ profile for that. Is there ...
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How can I find my comment on a Google+ post when no one has commented after me?

Let's say you make a comment on a Google+ post and someone comments on the post after you. You'll receive notifications with links back to the post. Even if you have disabled notifications, you can ...
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How can I search for friends who live in a particular place?

I'm going to be visiting a distant city in a few months, and want to start making plans with people I know there, some of whom I don't keep in touch with as regularly as perhaps one ought to. The ...
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How do I leave Google+?

I joined up with Google+ and am finding it's not to my tastes and I don't find it useful. How the heck do I leave Google Plus? I cannot find an opt-out link for the life of me. It bothers me that I ...
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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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How to delete all of the Instant Upload photos on Google+?

I managed to disable Instant Upload, but it already pumped hundreds of photos from my iPad to my Google+ account. I'd like to delete them en masse. I can't find a simple way. I can drag a selection, ...
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See the full list of posts, not external websites, +1ed in Google+

Where do I go to find a list or collection of all the posts in Google+ that I have ever marked with the +1 button? The +1 tab on my G+ profile shows only web sites I +1'ed and not the posts that I ...
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Can I have multiple Gmail accounts associated with Google+?

I have two accounts that I wish to have associated with my Google+ profile. Meaning that I would like to be able to sign into either account, and have access to the same Google+ profile. Is this ...
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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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Send to Google Plus from Reader [closed]

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, ...
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What is the equivalent of Twitter's @reply in Google+?

If someone leaves a comment on my post and I want to reply back to them, how can I make sure they get my reply? In Twitter you append an at symbol to the front of their name to create an @reply ...
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Write code with indentation in Google+'s stream

I am trying to paste a piece of code in my Google+ stream but it removes the white space from the start of the lines making the code less appealing, aesthetically speaking. Basically, the ...
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Bookmarklets for quick sharing in Google+ [closed]

Google Reader supports bookmarklets that allow for the quick sharing of anything that can be displayed on a browser. I believe the code for the Google Reader bookmarket is this (from the Google ...
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How can I control the order of the G+ circles?

I thought the circles were listed in alphabetical order, and started prefixing them like "1-Family", "3-Acquaintances", "9-Strangers" but now I added a "5" which is listed last in the circles screen ...
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Where can I find a list of the sites I've +1'ed?

If I go to my Google dashboard I can see the most recent +1 I made (below), but where can I find all the other websites/pages I've +1'ed?
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How can I use Google as OpenID provider after Google +?

For Google+ users, the www.google.com/profiles/me URL redirects to the user's Google+ profile. How can I use Google as my OpenID provider now?
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Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?

I'm trying to write a post in Google plus that has a non-strengthened word with actual *asterisks* around it? Using asterisks in a G+ triggers strenghtening of the word, and trying to escape them ...
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How can I automatically move photos from Google Plus to Google Drive?

If I take a picture with my Samsung phone, the picture is automatically stored in Google Plus. Is it possible to move the photo to Google Drive automatically?
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When to post to "Extended Circles"?

Obviously I can post something to the "Public" circle and that will be visible in the stream of those who have me in any of their circles, and visible to strangers viewing my profile. Also, I can ...
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If I block someone from Gmail chat, will it block them on Google+? [closed]

Somebody I have added to my Google+ circles is now showing up as chattable in my Gmail chat sidebar. I don't want her to be able to see me as online whenever I've got a Gmail tab open - just when I'm ...
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Google Contacts: Groups vs Circles

Since the integration of Google+ into Google Contacts took place, you have the ability to organize your Contacts into either the former Google Contact Groups or the new available Google+ Circles. ...
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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 "Embed ...
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Can I stop Google+ from asking me to "Find my friends"?

It seems that whenever I visit Google+, I get a big long screen suggesting people to encircle, like this: Is there any way to stop it from nagging me about this? Everyone it suggests is either not my ...
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How to find and remove duplicate Google+ photos

Is there an easy way to find and remove duplicate photos within a Google+ album?
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How does one share stuff on Google+ using buttons like the ones Facebook / Twitter have?

There are Facebook share button and Twitter share buttons, is there one such button for Google+? The +1 button doesn't seem to be a Google+ share button, it just seems to be a social search ...
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Someone did something in Google+, but what did they do?

What actually happened when the Google+ notification says a contact "did something"? Here's a screenshot of the notification I see in Gmail about G+ activity: Rahul yadav added you on Google+. ...
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How to tell if someone is using Google+?

I am browsing suggested people and adding them to my circles, but how do I know whether they are using Google+? I don't want to add someone who is not a Google+ user or at least, I would like to know ...
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Gmail strangely switching out Gmail Contact information to Google+ information

My boss has a business email address, say [email protected], and I have him listed in Gmail contacts under his name, say "John Doe." Now, apparently his wife has a Google+ account under the name "Mary Jane"...
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Change Image Date on Google+

I've uploaded some images to an album on Google+, however the camera which the photos were taken on did not have the correct date/time. Therefore my images appear out of order (as they are displayed ...
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Is it be possible to migrate Google+ accounts to Google Apps for Domain?

Does anybody know if it's possible to migrate a Google+ account running on a normal Google account to a Google Apps for Domain when they support it? I'm holding out on using G+ because I don't want ...
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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 can I share my screen on Google Plus Hangouts?

How can I share my screen on Google Plus Hangouts with Linux and Windows computers?
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Import from Twitter to Google Plus

I know that you can import from Facebook to Yahoo, and from Yahoo to Google+, but is there any way yet of importing followers and following to Google+ from Twitter?
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Can I filter incoming mail based on membership in a circle?

With the addition of circles to Gmail, I'd like to be able filter emails from members of various circles, ostensibly to apply a label to those emails. I know I can open a circle and see all the ...
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How do I get my Google+ page to show up in available employers?

I've a Google+ business page that's been around for a while and now want to add it to my employment list in my own profile. When I edit employment and type the page name though it doesn't show up in ...
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Google+ pictures becoming corrupt [closed]

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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What is the Incoming Stream in Google+?

I noticed that Google+ lists "Incoming" under the Streams on the left-hand side of the page. What exactly is "Incoming" and how is it different than the standard "Home" view?
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How to resume auto focus on Google Hangout

When I start a Google Hangout, the video is auto focusing with the person talking. But once I click on just one of the person's video, it just focuses on that person. I want it to return to the auto ...
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Where can I report a bug relating to Google Plus?

I think I have some bugs to report when I use it but I wonder where to report those bugs. Where should I report a Google Plus bug?
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Cloning/Merging Circles in Google+

Google+'s Circle's feature is a fun way to organize your contacts. Like of Facebook lists, only better. That said, it's not so fun the nth time you do it. Starting some scratch each time you want to ...
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