Seeing who you've shared a post with

After you’ve shared a post, you can always go back to see who you shared it with. By looking at the post, you can tell if it was shared publicly, privately, with your extended circles or only with you.

And if you’d like to change what you shared, you can edit or delete your post.

Seeing who you've shared your post with

Android

  1. Open Google+ icon the Google+ app > touch your name at the top of the screen.
  2. Touch Posts > scroll to the post you’re looking for > touch the post.
  3. On the post, you’ll see “Shared publicly”, “Shared privately”, “Extended circles" or “Shared only with you” below your name.
    • Touch Shared publicly to see information about people who +1’d, reshared or commented on the post.
    • Touch Shared privately to see the people you shared with, as long as they have a Google+ account. You can also see the total number of people you shared with.
    • Touch Extended circles to see that you shared a post with your extended circles. Specific people won't be listed.
    • Touch Shared only with you to see that you’re the only person who got the post.

Desktop

  1. Open Google+ and select Profile Profile from the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner.
  2. Click Posts below your cover photo > scroll to the post that you’re looking for.
  3. On the post, you’ll see “Shared publicly”, “Shared privately”, “Extended circles” or “Shared only with you” below your name.
    • Click Shared publicly to see information about people who +1’d, reshared or commented on the post.


       
    • Click Shared privately to see the people you shared with. You can also see the total number of people you shared with.


       
    • Click Extended circles to see that you shared a post with your extended circles. Specific people won't be listed.


       
    • Click Shared only with you to see that you’re the only person who got the post.

Mobile Web

  1. Open Google+ and touch Profile Profile > Posts.
  2. Scroll to the post that you’re looking for.
  3. On the post, you’ll see “Shared publicly”, “Shared privately”, “Extended circles” or “Shared only with you” below your name.
  4. If you want to see more information about who a private post was shared with, you’ll need to use a desktop computer or the Google+ app.

iOS

  1. Open Google+ icon the Google+ app > touch  the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
  2. Touch your name at the top of the screen > touch Posts > scroll to the post you’re looking for > touch the post.
  3. On the post, you’ll see “Shared publicly”, “Shared privately”, “Extended circles" or “Shared only with you” below your name.
    • Touch Shared publicly to see information about people who +1’d, reshared or commented on the post.
    • Touch Shared privately to see the people you shared with, as long as they have a Google+ account. You can also see the total number of people you shared with.
    • Touch Extended circles to see that you shared a post with your extended circles. Specific people won't be listed.
    • Touch Shared only with you to see that you’re the only person who got the post.
Changing who a post was shared with

You can’t edit a post's sharing settings after it’s been posted. But you can delete the post and share it again with different circles or people. Learn how to edit or delete your posts.

Seeing who else can view a post that was shared with you
  1. Find the post that was shared with you. You can search for the post or scroll to find it on your homepage.
  2. Below the name of the person who posted, you’ll see “Shared publicly”, “Shared privately”, “Extended circles” or “Shared only with you”.
    • Shared publicly: Anyone can view the post.
    • Shared privately: The post was shared with specific people or circles. You won’t be able to see all of the people who got the post. Only the person who posted it can view that information.
    • Extended circles: The post was shared with the extended circles of the person who posted it.
    • Shared only with you: The post was only shared with you. No-one else got it.
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