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Use the +1 button

The +1 button makes it easy to show that you like or agree with something. For example, you might +1 an amazing photo that you see on Google+. Or, you can click the +1 button after reading an interesting news article.

Adding a +1 to Google+ posts also helps you keep track of posts that you like, and it can help people in your circles and extended circles know what you recommend.

Tip: If you want to add the +1 button to your website, visit our Google+ platform page.

Add or undo a +1

Important: Some websites may let you +1 things directly from their page. Those +1s are public, so a good rule of thumb is to only +1 pages when you’re comfortable with sharing your recommendation with everyone. But if you +1 something that you find on Google+, like a post or photo, you can use your settings to choose who may be able to see it. Unless you change your settings, people in your circles and extended circles may be able to see what you +1 on Google+.

Add a +1 on Google+

  1. Open Google+ or the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. Find the post that you want to +1.
  3. In the bottom left-hand corner of the post, click or touch the +1 button.

Tip: You’ll know that you’ve added your +1 when the button turns red. And if the button displays a number other than 1, it’s showing the number of people who've +1’d the post before you.

Undo a +1 on Google+

  1. Open Google+ or the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. Find the post that you +1’d.
  3. In the bottom left-hand corner of the post, click or touch the +1 button.

Tip: You’ll know that you’ve removed your +1 when the button turns white. You can also delete your +1s from your Activity log.

Find your +1s

If you want to see posts that you’ve +1’d on Google+, look at your Activity log . If you want to see the things that you’ve +1’d outside Google+, you can visit the +1s tab on your Google+ profile.

Computer

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Near the top left-hand corner, click the drop-down arrow > Profile.
  3. Under your cover photo, click the +1s tab.

Android app/Mobile browser/iPhone/iPad app

You can’t see your +1s on a mobile device just yet. Please take a look at the +1s tab from a computer.

Choose who can see your +1s on Google+ posts

When you +1 a Google+ post, the creator of the post will get a notification. And other people, like your circles and extended circles, may see your post in their stream or search results if they had access to the original post. However, if you don’t want people in certain circles or your extended circles to see your +1s, you can see and delete your past activities in your Activity log. Or, you can choose who can see your +1s using the instructions below.

Important: Remember, if you +1 something from a site that isn’t Google+, it can be seen by anyone on the web.

Android app

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. Touch the Menu button/icon> Settings.
  3. Touch the name of the account > Sharing > +1s from posts.
  4. Choose a circle from the list, or touch Or pick people and circles. If you don't want anyone to get updates when you +1 a post, touch Only you. But remember that people who look at the original post may still be able to see that you've +1’d it.

Computer

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Near the top left-hand corner, click the drop-down menu  > Settings.
  3. Scroll to “Apps and activities” > Manage apps and activities.
  4. Click the Google tab at the top of the page > under “Visible to”, click Edit.
  5. Under “Who can see your +1s on posts activity?", click the drop-down menu .
  6. Choose a circle from the list or click Customise to include several circles and/or individuals. If you don't want anyone to get updates when you +1 a post, click Only you. But remember that people who look at the original post may still be able to see that you've +1’d it.
  7. In the lower right-hand corner, click Save.

Mobile browser

You can’t adjust this setting on a mobile browser. Please use the Google+ app or a computer to choose who gets updates when you +1 a post.

iPhone/iPad app

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. In the top left-hand corner, touch the Menu icon .
  3. In the top right-hand corner, touch the Settings icon .
  4. Touch Sharing > +1s.
  5. Next to the circle that you want to add or remove, touch the box, or scroll down to choose people individually. If you don't want anyone to get updates when you +1 a post, remove all circles and people. But remember that people who look at the original post may still be able to see that you've +1’d it.
  6. In the top right-hand corner, touch the tick
Get information about +1s and shared endorsements
The shared endorsements setting controls whether people see your name and face next to the +1 button in ads if they’re looking at a product or brand that you’ve +1'd. If you’d like more information, you can learn more about shared endorsements.
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