Even though it is relatively new, I am sure that most of you will have heard of Google’s new social media platform Google+. If you haven’t then you need to get out from under that rock.
In today’s post we’re taking a quick look at 16 cool things you can be doing with Google Plus. First is a short video I created for you followed by a little more explanation about the 16 cool things. Enjoy!
1. Invite your friends
Google+ allows you to invite friends via email or via a link, you can send up to a maximum of 150 invites per user.
2. Use the G+1 button to share content from the web
The G+1 button is Google’s answer to the Facebook Like button and has proved to be a huge hit since its release. You can share your favorite content from the web using the G+1 button installed on many websites.
3. Make your profile visible in search
Make it easier for others to find you by ensuring your profile visible in search, which in turn can bring your more connections.
4. Organize your connections in separate Google+ Circles
Organize your friends, families and business connections in separate circles. This is a unique feature in Google Plus giving you total control over what you share to whom.
5. Create a new photo album
Create a new photo album using uploaded images from your computer, your phone or even your iPad.
6. Automatically upload photos via your mobile
Download the Google + app on your Smartphone and set the settings to automatically upload photos to your private vault in your Google Plus account. You can then choose what photo’s to share with whom. Have fun with this.
7. Manage your photos in scrapbook
Scrapbook is a unique way of showing off your latest photos in a clean, clutter free manner.
8. Update your tagline
Taglines are great for making others quickly aware of what it is you do and this is a great opportunity to use the tagline in your profile to give your profile a short description.
9. Upload a video using instant upload via your Android phone
If you love shooting videos on your Android phone then you can use the app (Affiliate link) for your smartphone to instantly upload videos to your Google Plus account, then edit and share it when ever you want to whom ever you want.
10. Search people to chat with
Feeling chatty, then search for people in your circles to chat with.
11. Share a link
You can use your stream to share any of your favorite links with your connections or certain circles.
12. Add your location in stream
You can use your stream to add the location of where you are.
13. Send an email to one of your connections
Need to contact just one connection, you can send and email using the ‘send email’ link located under your contact’s profile photo.
14. Change your profile photo
Tired of your old profile photo? Then just change it…now.
15. Start a debate
Got an opinion? Or ask what others are doing over the weekend and share your thoughts and arguments with others, start a debate in your stream.
16. Start a Hangout
Hangout is one of Google Pluses innovative features which allow you to have a multi-user live video conversation. This is a great way to organize what’s happening over weekend or planning to meet. I think businesses will even find this feature very useful in time.
There you have it, 16 cool and fun things you can do with your Google Plus account. If you have any other things you like to do with your Google + account, please feel free to add them in the comments section below.