Search in Google+

You can search Google+ for people, posts, communities, events, and collections. Searching makes it easy to find things you like or may be interested in.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. In the top right corner, tap Search Search.
  3. In the top bar, type what you want to search for.
  4. On the bottom right, tap Search Search.

Your search results include:

  • Communities: Communities related to what you searched for
  • People and pages: Profiles and pages that mention what you searched for
  • Collections: Collections related to what you searched for
  • Google+ posts: Both public posts, and posts that were shared with you

More search options

Advanced search in Google+

You can refine a search in Google+ with these advanced searches.


Find posts from a specific user or user ID.

Tip: The ID, or url_id, is the string of numbers at the end of a profile’s URL.


Find posts with specific content.

before & after

Find posts posted before or after a certain date. Format date as YYYY/MM/DD or YYYY-MM-DD.


Find posts commented on by a specific user.


Find posts that mention a specific user.


Find posts in any community or collection, or in a specific community or collection by ID.

Tip: The community or collection ID is the string of numbers and letters at the end of a community or collection's URL.


You can refine your search to include multiple queries or exclude certain terms by using logic operators. Enter these operators in all capital letters.

Tip: You can search for multiple operators without use of the word "AND." You can also replace "NOT" with a minus sign.

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