Google+ Tips & Tricks Collection

Google+ might have gone down with its user participation ratio, but there’s a loyal fan following for the social network, that one can’t ignore. And some hardcore Google+ users came together and wrote a live book as well, sharing their Google+ tips and tricks to the world! It’s a Google Document created by 120 expert users edited live and direct in true collaborative style, the Google+ style.

Here are some tips from it.

How to Search inside Google+

Add Google+ search to Chrome.

1. Open URL: chrome://settings/searchEngines

2. Add new entry with following values:

(Search in posts)

– Column 1: Google+ Posts

– Column 2: post

– Column 3: {google:baseURL}search? inurl:posts/* %s

(Search for profiles)

– Column 1: Google+ Profiles

– Column 2: profile

– Column 3: {google:baseURL}search?q=%s&tbs=prfl:e

How to Unmute a post

If a post is muted, a red “Muted” appears by the post name line. Furthermore it will not appear in your stream once muted so you will have to go to the profile of the person that originally posted the post. Once the muted post is found, to unmute, click the (?) arrow to reveal drop down menu.

In the drop down menu, select “Unmute this post.“

Hide the people I have added to circles/have me in a circle?

Putting up walls limits the social experience, but to do so:

First make sure the Profile tab is selected by clicking it.

Click the “Edit Profile” button.

Then click anywhere on the circles section. The section should be highlighted in a light blue hue.

A window will show allowing you to control the visibility of your circles, down to the individual circle level. Once you are done editing, click “Save” followed by “Finished Editing” to get out of profile editing mode.

How to edit my Google+ real name?

You can go to the following URL:

or in case the link fails follow these directions:

In the top right, click your account name.

Then click “Account settings.”

Once in the Account overview pane, click “Edit” under your primary e-mail.

For more Google+ tips and tricks, check this document.

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  1. Dustin W. Stout September 14, 2011

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