10 Useful tips for using Google+

Since its launch, Google’s new social network Google+ has been the hot topic on the web. But why the hell in this world will Facebook users shift to Google+.

There are multiple reasons, one of them is Google has its own fanbase who are ready to adopt whatever Google releases, and then the next important reason is Circles, With Google Circle, the company has very well tried to overcome the privacy issues with Facebook.

So If you are one of the lucky ones who do have an invite to Google Plus, below are some of the tips which can help you in sharing, highlighting your content on the new shiny Social network.

Highlighting your shared content in Bold letters – With so many shares on the stream, your important message can be missed by your followers, so you would like the keywords in the shared message to be highlighted, To Highlight a keyword in your message, Just start the keyword with * and end it with the same.

Eg: *BuzzingUp* is a Great website will appear as BuzzingUp is a Great website

Styling your content as Italic instead of regular text – You can make some of your keywords as Italic by typing _ before and after the keyword.

Eg: _BuzzingUp_ is a great website will appear as BuzzingUp is a great website.

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Share your photo, videos, and links by just dragging to the share box

Mention your friends or followers by @ or + sign – In case you want to refer to somebody personally in a stream of comments you can type the username by @ or + sign before the username, this will tag the mentioned user.

Permlink for posts – Clicking the timestamp on a post will display that post with a permlink.

Private messages to the users can be sent to the user by typing the message and sharing it with only that particular user and disabling the reshare from the dropdown in front of the message.

Resize the Chat Box in Google+ – Unlike Gmail, you can resize the chatbox by just dragging the box by its corner or sides.

Starting some Sparks –. In addition to making friends and following people, you can search for topics of your interest in the Sparks section on the side menu of the main page.

Click Sparks, and search for the topics, and once searched you can even pin the topic for quick reference in the future.

See all profile pictures at once- By clicking on the profile picture, you can cycle through all the profile pictures without even browsing to the photos tab.

Some hotkey shortcuts for Google+

1) Space bar – Scroll down to the stream

2) Shift Space bar- Scroll to the top of the stream.

3) Q – Jump to chat

4) Hit Return key – Comment on the highlighted post.

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