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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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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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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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I'm guessing this changed since 2013, since now you can do this: Go to https://play.google.com/ On the sidebar on the left, click "My Play activity". This will bring up a page with all your app ratings and reviews.


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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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Update: You don't have to do anything. The comments you make on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, not also on Google+ The only YouTube activity that gets posted to Google+ is comments. To stop that from happening simply uncheck "Also share to Google+" when commenting.


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I just discovered a more automated way with desktop Picasa. Open your Picasa From File menu, select Import from Google+ Wait until all your online albums are imported to local drive Go to Tools menu → Batch Upload In the bottom form, change the radio button to Change options, and change size to 2048 In the folder tree to the left, select all folders Click ...


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Proposed by an anonymous user, as a suggested edit to the accepted answer: Setting up Albums and generating the code to embed them in a web site is made unnecessarily complicated by Google. They really should make this more intuitive. Below are detailed instructions for how I learned (the hard way) to do it. CREATE A NEW ALBUM IN GOOGLE+ PHOTOS In ...


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Unfortunately, once posted, you can't change the privacy level of a post. Your only recourse is to delete the post.


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The Google +1 Button extension disables itself on HTTPS sites that have query params (?foo=bar). Today, we’ve removed functionality from the button when you visit https sites with query parameters. This means the +1 button will be grayed out and be unclickable when you visit sites that (a) start with “https://”, and (b) contain the characters “?” or “;” in ...


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On https://plus.google.com/settings, look for the following setting in the "stream" section. Amount of Trending & Recommended posts to show in stream


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As you suggest in your comments, they can find you with your alternate mail—the mail you add in case you lose your password / other security reasons. If your contact has a Google profile associated with any email address, including an alternate email address, or profile link you’ve stored in that contact’s entry, you'll see information from their profile ...


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It looks like it'll just delete your public facing Google Profile and leave your actual Google Account intact. I imagine if you clicked any of the learn more links on that page you would be given the relevant information.


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You can also find your +1 activity in your activity log: https://plus.google.com/apps/activities


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Unfortunately, you cannot. A public community can be changed from being fully open to requiring people request to join, but a private community cannot be made public, or vice versa. (source)


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YouTube has an option for domain restricted videos, but it's only available for Google Business, Education, and Government accounts. Google Apps users who use their Google+ identity in YouTube will now have the option to post videos that are viewable only by others at their domain. Domain-restricted videos can only be viewed through the web UI at ...


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To see all your +1's on Google Plus posts, go to the link given below and click on +1's button: https://plus.google.com/u/0/apps/activities To see all your +1's on external websites, click on +1's tab on your profile page. If it is not visible, then go to Google+ settings and enable the option to show this tab on your profile.


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Google already has a built in way to convert your pics from original quality to High quality. https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6314648?hl=en Reduce the size of your photos & videos To clear space in your Google Drive, try converting your backed up photos and videos to High quality, which is a reduced size. Using a computer, go to photos....


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Since yesterday, there is a new function in Google Photos. Now there is a button for this issue. How it works: Go to Google Photos Go to Settings (located under the three dots on the left) Click on 'Recover Storage' This will reduce the size of the oversized pictures (and videos).


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Adding people to circles This happens because Google thinks you don't have enough people in your circles to get the most out of Google+ and is trying to help you connect with your existing network. Typical for a new Google+ profile. Add a few more profiles or Pages to your circles and it'll stop showing the large pop-up. Here is something I wrote about "...


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It is not possible at the moment, 30th of October 2013. The URL you are offered is the only one you can use. It was previously possible but the option has been removed during this roll-out. There is no comment on if this option will be provided in the future. Currently: Previous: For those no good at spotting the difference, look at the bottom, next to ...


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There has been a lot of discussion about this in the Google+ Help Community There is no option for requesting a different custom url at this time. If you are unhappy with this process, please send Feedback (in the left-hand drop down menu). The team looks at each and every piece of feedback sent in, and the more feedback they get on a particular topic, the ...


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Short of deleting your Google+ profile, you cannot. There is no setting within Gmail to remove or hide that set of contacts. Some custom CSS might allow you to hide them, but they won't actually be removed.


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Click on "Hangouts" at the top of the sidebar.


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