Google has introduced a new service called Google+ Helpouts. Helpouts allow Google+ users to get help on a variety of topics for free or by paying an expert. The Helpouts are conducted through the use of Google+ Hangouts, making Hangouts even more effective and helpful than ever before. We'll explore Hangouts and show you how to use them, how to find an expert and what this means for the future of Google+.
Google+ has begun rolling out custom URLs, similar to Facebook, for individuals and Pages on the social network. As it seems to become the norm with Google, the rollout seems to have no specific pattern or plan, so you have to stare at your inbox until you get notifications that you're eligible to set your custom URL. You may also get a notification at the top of the screen when you visit your Google+ Profile or Page. We have also listed a pro-tip that will help you access the internal pages of a brand page quickly as well as the instructions to change the formatting of your custom URL. Read on to know how the process works for Google+ users.
Social networking is a completely different monster than it was just a few years ago. With more and more smart phone users out there, being able to social network on the go is a must. While Facebook, Twitter and other networks utilizing mobile apps to keep people connected, Google+ knew it had to go above and beyond to convince users that using the service on their own phones was a must. Google+ offers a mobile version of its social network for the Android and iOS devices. There is basic browser support for other mobile operating systems as well. Google+ mobile
Social networking is extremely addicting. The Internet makes it even harder for most of us to walk away. We want to know what is going on, how it is going on and who we know that is involved in what is going on. Social networking makes this possible and Google+ is the latest social network that everyone wants to be a part of. What happens when we venture away from Google+? We could be missing out on updates, multimedia, breaking news and more. That is where the Google+ Notifications extension for Chrome comes in handy. The Google+ Notifications extension adds
Since Gmail’s release, Google Talk has become one of the most popular ways to keep in touch with others online. Google Talk can be used through Gmail, through its own client, ported into third-party clients like Pidgin and even on Google+. Google+ allows you to login to your Google Talk account and have conversations not only with those you have added but those also using Google+ and interacting with you through Circles. If you are not already using Google Talk on Google+, our guide will get you started and chatting in no time. How to use Google Talk in Google+
Any social network you use today uses photos, videos and other multimedia to help tell your story. Google+ wants to be the one stop social network and by making the way you tag and share photos in particular on the site easy to use as well as innovative, they will make that possible. If you are not tagging photos and sharing them with your Circles, why are you uploading them to Google+ or anywhere on the Internet? It’s a great way of adding relevant information to your photos as well as keeping your friends in loop about new updates. We will
When Google+ announced they were going to develop games for the social network, many users cringed. The thought of having to put up with more updates from Angry Birds, Farmville and other games on another network was enough. However, Google was wise enough to realize that what social networkers want is the ability to filter the useless posts on their Streams from the useful ones. This is where the concept of the Games Stream came from. Google+ offers a dedicated Games Stream when you get into Google+ Gaming so your primary Stream is not flooded with updates. This allows you
Google understands that when you social network, you want to be able to share what is going on as it is going on. While status updates can occur instantly, sharing videos and photos often take much longer and are often forgotten. By the time you get to a computer, the moment has often passed. While some still like looking back, Google wanted to make sharing photos and videos even easier. That is where Google+’s Instant Upload comes into play. Google+’s Instant Upload allows you to instantly upload pictures as soon as you finish taking them. By enabling this in Google+
If you are not using Google+ Sparks, you are missing out on a way to actively use your interests that no other social network can boast. Most social networks allow you to list interests to help connect with others. While Google+ offers this is as one way to reach out and meet new people, it also keeps you in the loop on what is going on with your interests through social networking in ways you just do not see elsewhere. Let’s take a look how Sparks work and how you can use them to the fullest potential while on Google+.