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Visit Google Takeout. It’s a service by Google where you can download "all" your data of any Google service. Choose "Google Photos". This should contain all your uploaded images.


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Unfortunately the markup for Google+ (and Google Talk by extension) is fairly limited. You're missing: -item- for strikethrough @name or +name to tag someone. Drag and drop Add photos, videos, or links to your posts by dragging them directly to the share box. To add a link, drag the icon next to the URL from the address bar to the share box. ...


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I did some experimenting, although I didn't actually delete the photos (since I want to keep them). But I was able to select them all. I'm using Chrome on Windows 7. Open "Instant Upload" under your Google+ Photos Hit the End key. Your browser window will scroll down to the bottom of what's currently displayed. Google+ will load up more photos. Hit End ...


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This has been fixed recently. Go to your Circles, right click on the circle you want to throttle or mute, and select "Show stream from this circle". At the top of the stream you will notice a slider that lets you adjust how much you want to see from that stream, including all and nothing.


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You can disable the notifications on your phone (at least on Android) but you cannot on the website. I found this Google Group post where a Google Community Manager actually replied with: Hey Brian, I can understand where you're coming from and will pass the feature request along! I usually ignore the notifications and sometimes appreciate the ...


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In the new Google+ pages, You can go back and see posts and comments you've +1ed by checking your Activity Log. You can also remove your +1 using the Activity Log. To do that, go to Settings and click on the Activity Log link. From there, you can see all your +1. If you want to see posts you’ve +1’d on Google+, check out your Activity log. If you ...


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Just click on the focused person's video again to return to auto focusing.


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I had the same problem as the OP: Google+ had uploaded 800MB of photos on my mobile without prompting me. Here is the solution I've found to delete whole album, which was not available in Google+ interface. Open https://picasaweb.google.com/home, there you'll see the instant upload photo album and the option to delete the whole album.


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Google has announced that as of 27 October 2011 Google+ is working with google apps accounts. Enabling Google+ for Google Apps We recommend you follow these steps to roll out Google+ to your users: Review the list of considerations for enabling Google+ It's important to understand how Google+ works, what your users can do, and what ...


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If you mean you want to use your Google Account to login to sites using OpenID (like the Stack Exchange network) even if you don't have Google+ then you need to use the following URI: https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id If you are already signed in Google will recognise your account and perform the necessary actions. If you aren't already signed in to ...


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As of now, it is impossible to change your Google+ Custom URL. The Google support page says: Once approved, this URL will be linked to your Google+ page or Profile, so be sure everything is exactly the way you want it. Once your URL has been approved, you can't request to change it. When you're certain, click Confirm. Change your custom URL ...


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Em space works! I've finally cracked this indentation issue in Google+. I use em space and Google+ doesn't simply remove/replace it. It stays there. The only problem is how do you type it out? Its Unicode code is U+2003 but there's not any keyboard shortcut... How I used it is: Open Character Map. Change options to display By Unicode Block. Select General ...


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When you sign up for Google+, it automatically signs you up for Google Talk (chat) as well. (Google Talk will appear in your list of Google products.) If you have enabled people in your circles to chat with you, and they have also enabled you to chat with them, Google+ automatically assigns you an XMPP user name like 2h3jpoe9s23xc4o3gjnuspkmrt@public.talk....


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Yes, it is. Click on "What's Hot" in your left sidebar and a volume slider will appear in the upper right corner. Slide this all the way to the left, like this: And no "What's Hot" posts will appear in your main stream anymore.


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You can download everything via https://www.google.com/settings/takeout Click the blue Create an archive button Uncheck the Select all checkbox to uncheck everything, and then check just the Google Photos box. You can click on Edit on this line, but the default is to download all your albums. Click the red Create Archive button. Wait You'll receive email ...


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A solution that works is to: Use the page information feature of your browser to examine the images on the Google Search page and locate your profile image. For Firefox this is right click -> page info -> media tab The URL will be something like https://[a google server]/[an internal id specific to you]/[lots of gibberish]/photo.jpg Add a filter into ...


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Go to https://plus.google.com/apps/activities/ Click on Posts, Comments, or the set of activities you want to remove. Enter this code into the console: document.body.style.height = "200%"; // Always allow to scroll to wake the ajax (function deleteItems() { // All of the X buttons but from posts being removed const xButtons = document....


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For those of you who’ve already started using Google+ with a personal Google Account and would prefer to use your Google Apps account, we’re building a migration tool to help you move over. With this tool, you won’t have to rebuild your circles, and people who’ve already added you to their circles will automatically be connected to your new profile. We ...


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I got this notification in GMail, while on Google Plus I got a notification those contacts added me back. It is possibile that this is a new notification type previous versions of the notification counter didn't have support for, and thus "did something" is what they fall back onto.


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Google+ doesn't stream the posts you have +1ed. So you can't retrieve that list. To Google, that +1 tab is for everything you have found around web and recommended. Inside Google+, +1 for the posts are just a feature to show the post owner that you like that post. That's all.


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Update: since May 2014 it is now possible to edit the date and time for individual photos on Google+. By heading to the photo details pane in the lightbox, you'll notice that the data next to "Date taken" is now clickable. When pressed, you are greeted with a popup in which you can edit the date and time stored in the photo's metadata. ...


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In the contact for John Doe, you need to add a nickname John Doe. Then you will be able to type John Doe in the To field, and the contact will show as John Doe instead of Mary Jane. In other words, the names seem to take the following precedence: Nickname Google+ name Contact name Stupid, I know, but at least it works.


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When viewing a Google+ album, click on "shared X" and you will get a lightbox where you can either directly enter email addresses of those without G+ accounts. They will get emails to view the album. Or you can use a direct link.


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Ronnie Bincer offers a technique for finding your comments: Use Google Plus SEARCH in a special way and you can find your comments (and other people's shares of your stuff, etc.) Use this technique to find your comments... Enter a Google Plus search like this: "Ronnie Bincer" -inurl:108210288375340023376 Where the name in quotes is ...


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According the Google chat help, no: Blocking someone from within the Chat list or a Chat mole does not also block the person in Google+. So, although they won't be able to chat with you, they'll still be in your Circles and be able to see your content. However, if you block the person in Google+, in addition to being removed from your circles and extended ...


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You're thinking of Ripples. It only works with publicly shared posts. Click the drop down arrow at the top-right of the post and select View Ripples.


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Back in November 2011 Google added the ability for you to chat with people in mutual circles, if they also allow it. In the Chat Privacy Settings you could change which circles this applies to, including none of them if you wish. This was announced in posts on Google+ at that time. The next time you signed in to Google+ after that it also showed a pop-up ...


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Go to your Google+ page Bring up the left-hand sidebar and click on People (formerly Circles) Once in your People section you can select Have you in circles from the top, middle, grey bar Another way to see at least some of the Google+ circles you are in (larger, public circles) is using the Public Circles Database- though this definitely doesn't cover the ...


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Google uses Schema.org Microdata information that you have included as part of the page to help determine what it will show on the page. See https://developers.google.com/+/web/snippet/ for details on how you can set this microdata yourself. In general, you will want to make sure the page is recognized as having microdata by adding itemscope and itemtype ...


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